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Saturn Apple Trees

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Misc Pollinator, Self fertile, Spur Fruiting
Pollination Group Pollination Group C
Fruiting Mid Season Fruiting
Type Eating

Malus domestica Saturn

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Malus domestica Saturn - Mid Season

Description of Saturn Trees & Fruit:

Saturn is a fairly new breed of eating apple. The fruit are mostly deep red, with a yellow tinge to the flesh. They have a firm bite, though not quite crisp, and great flavour - sweet, but not sugary. This is a good apple for juicing and the tree is a heavy cropper.
Saturn was bred to be disease resistant, suitable for organic growing. It has proved to be very resistant to mildew, although there are reports that it isn't resistant enough to scab to be a reliable choice for the organic grower in scab-prone areas.

Browse our range of apple trees or see the full variety of fruit trees.

Characteristics of Saturn Trees:

  • Eating.
  • Self Fertile.
  • Pollination Group
  • Spur Bearer: suitable for cordons & training on wires.
  • Harvest: Early October.
Pollination Partners for Saturn:

Saturn is reliably self fertile, but will make the best crops when pollinated.
Your trees are in pollination Group C.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups B, C and D.

See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination (it's really simple, we promise!).

Apple Tree Rootstocks:
Saturn Maidens & Standards are grown on "MM106" rootstocks. These are suitable for espaliers and free standing trees.
Our Saturn Cordons are grown on dwarfing "M9" rootstocks.
Our Saturn Bush shaped apple trees are grown on "M26" rootstocks. These are free standing trees with short trunks. Their final height is about 3 metres.

Growing Saturn Apple Trees:
Rich soil is important - dig in plenty of good manure and compost before planting.
Soil drainage must be good, although apple trees do like clay soil.
The more sun your trees get, the better your crops will be.

History & Parentage of Saturn:
Saturn was introduced in 1997 by the East Malling Research Station. It was crossed from a variety bred for disease resistance (labeled PRI 1235) and a Starkspur Golden Delicious, which is a sport of the world famous Golden Delicious.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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