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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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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 £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.

Fiesta (AGM)

Apple Trees Eating | Pollination group 3 | Type Dessert Apple | Award of Garden Merit | Genus Malus domestica Fiesta | Fiesta Apple Fruit Trees For Sale | Buy Online

Dessert Apple Fiesta fruit trees - An outstanding new apple variety for people who would like to grow Cox's Orange Pippin but can't. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1987. Cox is one of the parents and all of the aroma and nuttiness are present. Fiesta is a heavy cropping variety. Fruits are brightly coloured with a yellow background. Size is medium to large and the shape is rather flat to round. Picking time early October. Pollination group 3.

Size and shape of Fiesta apple trees for sale below.

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12 Jan 17 | MikeT

Arrived today well packed Duly watered as per instructions So just need to dig the hole once the snow has gone. Hoping for plenty of Cox like apples in the future

27 Feb 16 | John

I ordered my pot grown apple tree on a Wednesday and it was delivered the very next day in a very strong cardboard container so ten out of ten for delivery. Unfortunately i was not quite as impressed with the tree itself as pretty much of all the the branch growth is on one side, so we will have to wait and see how it turns out. Five out of ten for the tree.

18 Jan 16 | David Whiteman

Ordered on Thursday together with other products and picked up on next day all in good looking condition. Now planted and looking forward sweet results, possibly in 2 years.

7 Jan 16 | Liz

Tree arrived yesterday, is now planted and hopefully there will be some fruit in a couple of years time. It arrived in good condition and looked very healthy.

27 Nov 15 | Jonathan

Excellent cox-like apple. Mid-season where I live. Apples don't fall off tree when ripe and are firm, crisp and sweet. They keep OK too.

16 Oct 15 | Seymour

Collected tree in March, it looked excellent. Followed instructions supplied, tree has grown very well and I look forward to next year's apple crop. Have just ordered more fruit from Blackmoor.

29 Mar 15 | Dawnmarie

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

19 Feb 15 | W Mayne

My apple tree, plum tree and soft fruit bushes arrived well packed and on time. They all look healthy and I found the planting instructions very helpful.

3 Oct 13 | David Gealy

I have just taken delivery of my Fiesta apple tree as a birthday present. Having come from good Evesham stock I am very particular about the quality of my fruit trees and if possible always try to see them before purchasing. Having seen the Daily Telegraph article placing Blackmoor Nurseries as one of the top three fruit tree suppliers in the country my wife placed the order for me. It has arrived after only three days extremely well packed. It has a beautifully clean graft, has been well trained into a classic wine glass shape and is a very healthy looking specimen. It is in a completely different class to the sickly, poorly grafted, poorly pruned and shaped specimen that I saw at my local Wyevale Garden Centre. Thank you for not letting my wife down on an unseen purchase.

3 Oct 13 | LYNDON

Thank for the recent delivery of a Cordon Fiesta. Yet again a wonderful healthy tree,complete with one apple which I very much enjoyed. I am now looking forward to next years crop.

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Fiesta Apple Growing Tips.

How to grow a Fiesta 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 Fiesta  - Any other apple variety in pollination groups 2, 3 or 4. 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 Malus domestica Fiesta apple fruit trees direct from our Nursery. We have one of the largest range of apple trees available for sale online.