A guide to choosing the right size

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

Any Bare Root fruit trees - Availability means available for supply from Nov to May.

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

A guide to selecting your fruit tree. Rootstocks come in 5 sizes see the chart below, all of our trees are labelled using these codes.

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

Semi dwarfing, Approximate height 3-4 metres when mature.

Dwarfing, Approximate height 2-3 metres when mature.

Very dwarfing, Approximate height 1.8 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
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.

2 Year Cordon 10 Litre = The term cordon simply refers to a single stem with short sideshoots (the fruiting spurs). This is usually trained angled to 45 degrees (oblique cordon), but can be trained singly vertically (also known as minarette)

Pollination Made Simple 

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. 


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


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 £8.50 is for all single tree orders. £10.00 if more than one tree. £15.00 charge for larger orders except in the case of the Espalier Fans and Step Over trained trees where this charge is a maximum of £40.00. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.

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.

Bramley's Seedling (AGM)

Apple Trees Cooking | Pollination group 3 | Award of Garden Merit

Cooking Apple - By far the most popular cooking apple. The reason is easy to see. Heavy crops of extra large fruit, with creamy white flesh that is juicy and full of flavour. But think before making it your first choice. The variety is vigorous so it needs plenty of space or choose the dwarf M27 rootstock. It is also a triploid and needs two other varieties of apples to cross-pollinate. If you can live with this then the rewards are great. If not then Bountiful would be the next choice. Yellowish-green lightly striped with orange-red very large fruits. Picking time early-mid October. Fruits store well. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Pollination group 3. All of our Bramley's are the dwarf Clone 20 stock.

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Rootstock Description Price Availability QTY
M26 2 Year Bush - 10 Litre £25.00 19 Available
MM106 2 Year Bush - 10 Litre £25.00 8 Available
M26 2 Tier Espalier - 15 Litre £54.00 36 Available

6 Jan 17 | maggiejess

my favourite apple tree. there's something nice about picking your own apples. coming indoors and making a pie or crumble.

7 May 16 | Peter Hutchings

Purchased 2 trees, along with 2 other cooking apples Came on time and well packaged Trees are robust, healthy specimens...will order from here again

3 May 16 | Deirdre Doyle

Having ordered fruit trees from Blackmoor, I discovered they would be delivered faster than I expected which would be during a 6 day period when I would be away. I contacted Blackmoor and they made a note of it and arranged to deliver 2 days after my return in a fairly tight window as I was going away again. Blackmoor were extremely helpful, kept me constantly informed and the trees arrived when stated, very well packed and in excellent condition. 5 Stars to Blackmoor and I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend them.

25 Apr 16 | Lynda

Bought a M26 2 yr Cordon in 2012 and Doing very well. No problems or disease. Had regular but small crops. Growing in Cornwall. Makes a nice pie !

4 Mar 16 | Duggie

As always a first class service, I ordered a Bramley's seedling from the end of season sale, top quality tree, delivery was good and I was kept fully informed throughout all the process, big thumbs up again Blackmoor

3 Mar 16 | Craig Hargreaves

Purchased a Bramley Seedling Apple tree, a healthy bare root tree was promptly delivered. Very impressed with the service and quality of the tree supplied.

9 Feb 16 | AnniC

Lovely healthy looking tree arrived beautifully packaged as with previous trees ordered from this nursery. Excellent service as always. Highly recommended.

9 Feb 16 | Emma S

Excellent - quick delivery and lovely looking trees. Looking forward to pies and crumbles!!

25 Jan 16 | John Lloyd

Thanks for the excellent service and delivery of the fruit trees. They were very well packed and look to be of a high quality and in excellent condition. Also thanks for the quick email response to my questions prior to my order.

20 Jan 16 | Robert Jones

super fast delivery and excellent quality. will certainly use Blackmoor for all our new garden requirements

26 Nov 15 | Janet Tysoe

My Bramley's seedling arrived in perfect condition, as usual, this is the third one I have ordered, one for work last April, that is growing strong in the centre of a potager. one for my friend and this one for my allotment. The trees travel well as they are so securely wrapped and packed in the boxes. I would recommend your products to anyone. However I have not finished my planting at work yet, so watch this space. Janet

22 Nov 15 | antonis

The trees i planted last winter in my land in Arkadia had a good growth and remained healthy during summer.They seem to be prepared for a dynamic next season .To become vigorous.

7 Feb 15 | Jeff Holm

Excellent ordering and delivery service. Trees look good and looking forward to blossom and fruit

22 Jun 14 | Ajay Khanna

I bought a peach tree and a coriander pot - the Blackmoor Nursey service is excellent and the tree looks good!

23 Apr 14 | Annette K

I cannot believe just how good these Trees are. I bought 1 Falstaff and 1 Bramley each M27. The packaging was superb and the delivery driver was very friendly and happy. The Trees are so healthy they already had blossom and buds on.Your website gave clear instructions on how to plant. I am I the process of ordering more things from you. Fantastic :)

23 Mar 14 | Dawn M

There is a number of reasons why I keep coming back to Blackmoor's; excellent quality stock, impeccable customer service and speedy dispatch. I honestly can not fault this superb retail business. I've now bought 14 cookers this year of which 7 have been trained into cordons. Well done.

12 Feb 14 | Linda Andrews

Beautiful, healthy trees, well packaged and excellent customer service. Thank you

11 Dec 13 | Angela Soper

Excellent service all round ... trees planted today in ideal conditions 24 hours after they arrived (careful attention paid to your instructions), we're expecting them to do well, thank you.

8 Dec 13 | Andrew h

Lovely tree arrived well packed an great shape thanks hope to have some apples soon

21 Oct 13 | James H

Cordon arrived in good condition, well packaged and properly pruned. Exceptionally healthy and sturdy example that has established well in its first year at the allotment. I can see some flower buds appearing..so looking forward to next year ...

13 Mar 13 | Rebecca

A total dream! I have been wanting to purchase apple trees for a long time. I thought I would be here for ages choosing the variety and getting the group right. Thank you!

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