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A guide to choosing the right size

Fruit trees for sale | Apple Trees

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Apple fruit trees direct from our Nursery.

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.

How tall will my Apple tree grow?

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

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MM106 - Rootstock for Apple trees.
Semi vigorous, Approximate height 3-4 metres when mature.

M26 - Rootstock for Apple trees.
Semi dwarfing, Approximate height 2.5-3 metres when mature.

M9 - Rootstock for Apple trees.
Dwarf, Approximate height 2-2.5 metres when mature.

M27 - Rootstock for Apple trees.
Very dwarfing, Approximate height 1.8 metres when mature.

Bare Root Apple trees = 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 or 12 Litre Apple trees = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds. Freshly potted trees will not be rooted into the pot yet.
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. 

2 Year Cordon = 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)

2 Tier Espaliers -  The term espalier refers to the way fruit trees are trained to grow against a wall. It makes the tree easier to prune and the fruit easier to pick. This decorative method was often used in traditional walled kitchen gardens and is perfectly suited to growing fruit in the smaller garden. 

Stepovers - Cultivated since Victorian times, they are basically one tier espaliers that are low enough to simply ‘step over’ where necessary. These are useful to define borders with. Their short stem and a horizontal branch look equally good in front of ornamental borders or vegetables.  

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 of Apples are self fertile. Pollination chart for apple trees


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.

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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 £9.95 is for all single tree orders. £11.40 if more than one tree. £13.90 charge for larger orders except in the case of the Espalier Fans and Step Over trained trees where this charge is between 40.00 - £57.00 depending on the delivery location. 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.

Cox's Orange Pippin

Apple Trees Eating | Pollination group 3 | Type Dessert Apple | Genus Malus domestica Cox's Orange Pippin | Cox's Orange Pippin Apple Fruit Trees For Sale | Buy Online

Dessert Apple Cox's Orange Pippin fruit trees - This variety is regarded by many as the best of all eating apples. Cox was first grown in England around 1830. The fruits are aromatic, juicy, crisp with superb flavour. This variety is now self fertile. Fruits are golden, flushed with orange to red medium size fruits. Pollination group 3.

Size and shape of Cox's Orange Pippin apple trees for sale below.

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2 Year Bush - 10 Litre
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11 Nov 21 | Andrew

Been in the ground for 2 years and growing very well. Thank you.

29 Nov 18 | David Pritchard

Took delivery yesterday of a bush Cox's along with 11 other fruit trees. All were excellent trees with very good roots. Easy to order and delivered on time.

5 Sep 18 | Sally

Bought a Cox as part of a collection of different fruit trees, really good value way to buy them and the tree has a good few apples on it after just a couple of years.

15 Feb 18 | Jocelyn

Beautifully packed, good looking tree. Am looking forward to the blossom and fruit!

17 Aug 17 | Jim Norris

Beautiful 'U' cordon tree, typical of the quality I've come to expect from Blackmoor. Many thanks for another tip top example which I'm sure will give me many years of delightful apples..

14 Aug 17 | Jennie C

Our Cox's has been in our garden for a year now and it is gorgeous! We allowed it to have one apple this time round. It's the best apple you ever saw. Can't wait to pick and eat it. well done Blackmoor!

29 May 17 | Rose P

Bought plant right at end of bare root season and it is flourishing

11 May 17 | Janine Crocker

Order arrived very quickly and in tip top condition. Courier was very friendly and despite having left instructions that he could leave the order, he gave me a courtesy call to let me know he was there and was leaving the order where I had instructed, The plants were very well packaged, and all, including the apple tree look in excellent condition and are much bigger than I expected after ordering similar trees from other sites. Have already recommended to friends!

13 Jul 16 | Neil Bush

The tree I bought last year has plenty of fruit already. Will buy another this year.

18 Sep 15 | John Wyatt

Just a thank you for your prompt service in sending me the Cox' Orange tree. Arrived safely and look forward to eating the apples next year.

9 Apr 15 | sharon moores

Hubby bought 4 trees 1 Apple 3 plums,all arrived in excellent condition today, can't wait to plant and enjoy my own fruit in the years to come

29 Mar 15 | Dawnmarie

Excellent tree. Bargain end of bareroot season price. Thankyou.

7 Feb 15 | Jeff Holm

V pleased with order and delivery. All trees well packaged and look good. good instructions regarding preparation and planting . Look forward to picking fruit in coming years.

16 Dec 14 | REQ Designs

Great quality, well packed and very good communication at every stage. Would recommend. Thanks

19 Apr 14 | Grant

Fantastic tree! My partners parents actually ordered this tree previously from yourselves and the apples are the best I have every tasted! Looking forward to my own now! Thanks to all the team as it arrived safe and healthy as always :)

24 Feb 14 | Wayne newson

Looking forward to some great apples from my recently purchased trees, highly recommend blackmoor . Thanks Commercial landscaper with Gavin Jones.

21 Feb 14 | Dawn M

Bought as part of an offer. Two dessert and a cooker. I must say, on a M27 rootstock, I'm looking forward to training into a cordon give all the little side shoots. Excellent.

13 Mar 13 | Fluffy

I just love my Cox apples. So impressed by your company. Love your deals you do on Twitter. If you use Twitter anyone than @BlackmoorFruit is worth following

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Cox's Orange Pippin Apple Growing Tips.

How to grow a Cox's Orange Pippin apple tree in my garden - Our Care Guide for fruit trees will help you get the very best from your tree.

How to plant my apple tree - Our How To Growing Tips section on our website has a video that will show you how.

What other apple varieties will cross pollinate Cox's Orange Pippin apple - Any other apple variety in pollination groups 2, 3 or 4. Cox's Orange Pippin apple is a self fertile variety so it will fruit without another apple tree nearby. Pollination chart for apple trees

When is the best time to plant a fruit tree - Container grown apple trees can be planted at any time of the year. Bare Root apple trees can only be planted between the months of November - April.

Planting distance for apple trees - All fruit trees are grafted onto a rootstock. It is the rootstock that determines how big the apple tree will grow into. There is a rootstock guide on the left hand side of all fruit tree product pages that explains this. As tall as the tree will grow into would be the planting distance. Example MM106 will grow to 3-4 metres when mature. So a spacing of between 3-4 metres would be required.

Can I grow a apple tree in a pot - All fruit trees will be happy growing in a large container. A pot around 50-60cm is ideal. There is more information on growing fruit trees in containers in our FAQ page.

How do I prune a fruit tree - Our Care Guide explains the basic principles of fruit tree pruning.

Blackmoor is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Cox' sOrange Pippin apple fruit trees direct from our Nursery. We have one of the largest range of apple trees available for sale online.