A guide to choosing the right size

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All orders are dispatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only dispatch when all plants are ready. 

Any Bare Root fruit trees - Availability means available for supply from Nov 2013 to April 2014

Any Container grown fruit trees - Availabity means available for supply now. 

A guide to selection, rootstocks come in 5 sizes see the chart below, all of our trees are labelled using these codes. Our Crab Apples are grown on either the MM106 or M9 rootstock.

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MM106
Semi vigorous, Approximate height 4-5 metres when mature.

M9
Dwarfing, Approximate height 2-3 metres when mature.

Bare Root = Field grown trees that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April
Coir Pot = Grown in a coir fibre pot that can be planted directly in the soil causing no root disturbance.
10 Litre = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.
1 Year Maiden = A one year old tree and the size depends on the variety but in general they will be 125cm in height and will have some side branches.
2 Year Bush = A two year old tree that has been pruned back in the first winter to form a bush shape. Generally trees will be 150-175cm in height with multiple side branches.
 

situation

Most suburban situations provide good pollen due to the close proximity of other gardens. It is not always necessary to have pollinators if the bees and other pollinating insects are generous with their visits. If you have no other Apple tree close by then select two varieties in the same group or the adjoining group ie group 2 and 4 will pollinate group 3 as will any others in group 3. Some varieties are self fertile.

fruitgrowers handbook

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delivery charges

Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. A delivery charge of £8.00 is for all single tree orders. £10.00 if more than one tree except in the case of the Espalier and Fan trained trees where this charge is a maximum of £40.00. The lower postal rates range from £2.80 - £5.70, will be applied to smaller orders of the lighter plants like currants, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, asparagus and strawberries although larger orders will go into the £10.00 rate. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are dispatched in one delivery.

Delivery times - Orders placed up to Tuesday are dispatched the same week. Orders placed after Tuesday are dispatched the following week. You can add to your order at any time. If you wish to add to your order then please email us and we shall send you a ref code that can be used for free shipping. We shall let you know when your order is being shipped via email. If you change your email address at any time please change your details on your account.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

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Royalty

Royalty

£16.20

Pollination group 2

Rootstock

Crab Apple Trees

Among the most beautiful of small trees, crab apples offer reliably copious blossom and fruit. Mainly grown for their ornamental appearance but have the added value of blossom in the Spring followed by fruits in the Autumn. Crab Apple trees are also good pollinators for other fruiting apple trees.

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    Royalty

    £29.50

    Pollination group 2

    Rootstock