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 April.

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 the MM106 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
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.

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 £8.50 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 despatched in one delivery.

Delivery times - Orders are despatched to you within 7 days unless there is a delay caused by the weather conditions. We shall inform you via email of the delivery day as soon as it is known closer to the time. 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.

Butterball (AGM)

Crab Apple Trees | Award of Garden Merit | Genus Malus

Butterball Crab Apple - Well-named for its large, butter yellow fruit that gain an attractive orange blush. The tree produces an abundance of fruit, weighing down the branches to give a weeping appearance. Flowers are large and shell pink in bud, opening pure white. A vigorous Malus, but easily pruned to restrict its broad, spreading habit. Fruit remain fresh and firm well into autumn and are easily harvested, making a perfect light-amber jelly.

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Rootstock Description Price Availability QTY
MM106 2 Year Tree - 10 Litre £30.00 5 Available
MM106 1 Year Maiden Bare Root £17.30 17 Available

28 Feb 15 | Jimmac

Not as freely cropping as Golden Hornet (yet, only had it two years) but much bigger fruit. Don't last as long as the GH, medium early, gone by Christmas for me. Very large crabs 3-4 cm. Strong tree though.

27 Feb 15 | Dawnmarie

I come back to Blackmoors time and time again because the fruit stock is second to none; the customer service is excellent; the packaging is sturdy; despatch is swift ie a few days rather than weeks. Again, this Butter Ball I have just received is one fine specimen. Thankyou so much everyone at Blackmoors. I love my tree!

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