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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 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.
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 140-160cm in height with multiple side branches. This height guide is an end of summer height.

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)

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

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.

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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 £8.95 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 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.

Scrumptious (AGM)

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

Dessert Apple Scrumptious fruit trees - Scrumptious was bred from a cross between Golden Delicious and Discovery by Hugh Ermen in the early 1980's. An excellent early dessert apple with a fragrant honeyed flavour. Scrumptious is a self fertile apple. With very good disease and frost resistance this make an ideal apple tree for any garden. Pollination Group 3. 

Size and shape of Scrumptious apple trees for sale below.

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Rootstock
Description
Price
Availability
QTY
M9
2 Year Bush Bare Root
£26.00
47 Available
M26
2 Year Bush Bare Root
£25.00
23 Available
M26
1 Year Maiden Bare Root
£19.60
23 Available
MM106
2 Year Bush Bare Root
£25.00
16 Available
M26
2 Year Cordon Bare Root
£26.00
19 Available
MM106
2 Tier Espalier - 12 Litre
£57.80
11 Available
M27
Step Over - 12 Litre
£42.40
13 Available

27 May 20 | Pam

Very impressed with the whole experience of buying 2 apple trees. We were kept informed at each stage of the process. the trees arrived looking healthy and there is a wealth of advice about aftercare etc on the website.

5 Feb 19 | Jacqui G

Decent bare root bush, will wait to see how it establishes.

20 Dec 16 | Mark Compton

First time that I've ordered from this company. I'm impressed. The information on the web site is informative. Communication via emails was very good. They told me about the preparation of the order, possibility of delays due to weather, when the order was being processed & when being delivered. This re-assured me that I was dealing with a professional reputable company. The trees arrived undamaged together with instructions. All in all a pleasant experience.

18 Dec 16 | Mr M Akram

Just Received, Nice and Healthy Plants, Good Service..

5 Oct 16 | Liyang

My trees and tree ties arrived yesterday. My husband and I were very impressed with the quality of the products. I have no experience to grow apple trees and pear trees. I had been doing research for almost two month with a lot comparison before I placed an order from Blackmoor. I am so glad I have made a good choice. Blackmoor not only provide high quality products but also deliver the best possible customer service. I have learnt a lot from the staff member. They are so patient and really helpful giving me a lot of information and advice. Well done, Blackmoor! You have won another loyal customer from today. I will recommend this firm to everybody (Actually it was recommended to me by another nursery from Scotland as well, who doesn’t sell top fruit trees). My trees have already been planted in my back garden now. Thank you so much, Blackmoor! I will come back soon.

5 Jan 16 | David Whiteman

Personally picked up the rootstock together with a conference pear rootstock. Impressed with the shape and sturdiness of the plants and should be planting them out within 48 hours. Also impressed with the simplicity of ordering and amount of valuable information available. I certainly will be ordering again.

19 Dec 15 | GB

Very healthy tree. Nicely packed. Delivery took some time but nursery kept me well informed. so no need for chasing up.

19 Dec 14 | Ali canak

very strong looking tree, can not wait to see it grow

2 Apr 13 | Nicola

I have been remiss in not thanking you for the delivery of various fruit bushes. They arrived on time, beautifully packaged and in the best condition. Thank you – the customer will be making another order in the autumn. Many thanks indeed for you excellent service

4 Jan 13 | Jess

This is one of the best apples that I have ever tasted. My whole family love it

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Scrumptious Apple Growing Tips.

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

We trust you will be pleased with your plants and by following our growing guides we hope you have many years of success with them. Our fruit trees and soft fruit plants have been professionally grown on our Nursery with the correct attention to nutrients, and pest and disease control. They are despatched in good condition ready to establish and thrive in your garden for many years to come. To assist you further Blackmoor Nurseries created for you this powerful care guides - all you need to know about growing our fruit trees and soft fruit plants.