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. Freshly potted trees will not be rooted into the pot yet.
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
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.
Ashmead's Kernel (AGM)
Apple Trees Eating | Pollination group 4 | Type Dessert Apple | Award of Garden Merit | Genus Malus domestica Ashmead's Kernel | Ashmead's Kernel Apple Fruit Trees For Sale | Buy Online
Dessert Apple Ashmead's Kernel fruit trees- This variety is nearly 300 years old and still regarded as one of the best late dessert apples. The yellow flesh is crisp and the flavour is rated as superb. Ashmead's Kernel has good resistance to apple scab and the fruit has excellent keeping quality. Fruit size is medium, yellowish-green, mostly covered with mid-brown russet. Pick Ashmead's Kernel around mid October, this variety stores well.
Size and shape of Ashmead's Kernel apple trees available to buy online below.
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13 Dec 21 | Heather
We were delighted to collect a bareroot Ashmead Kernel, which was ready as planned at the end of November. It is a strong and healthy looking tree. We were also very grateful for the helpful chat with the nurseryman even though all the growing instructions are provided on purchase.
27 Feb 20 | Alex
Having thoroughly researched fruit tree nurseries online, Blackmoor stood out for their range of varieties, price, specialist knowledge and consistently good feedback. I am very pleased with the quality of all 6 trees purchased
21 Dec 18 | James Powell
I bought a 10Ltr potted 3 year old bush tree on MM106 roots. The thing is magnificent and packaged up like a china teapot. If it wasn't for a gift, i'd keep it myself. It's a perfect shape and i couldn't be more proud to be gifting it. Really looking forward to placing an order for some trees of my own next year!
5 Sep 18 | Sally
One of my favourite varieties and the tree is doing really well, planted Winter 2017/18 and already has a few apples.
15 Feb 18 | Jocelyn
Lovely shaped tree, beautifully packed.
25 Aug 17 | James Norris
A wonderful fruit tree delivered in double quick time. I'm a recent customer who's bowled over by the consistent quality of plants from Blackmoor. Many thanks for supplying such a good investment.
29 Mar 15 | Dawnmarie
Excellent tree. Bargain end of bareroot season price. Thankyou.
24 Feb 14 | Wayne newson
Another quality tree, I bought six trees in one order from blackmoor, Great service, great trees will be buying more thank you.
Ashmead's Kernel Apple Growing Tips.
How to grow a Ashmead's Kernel 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 Ashmead's Kernel - Any other apple variety in pollination groups 3, 4 or 5. 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 Ashmead's Kernel apple fruit trees direct from our Nursery. We have one of the largest range of apple trees available for sale online.