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A guide to choosing the right size

Fruit trees for sale | Cooking 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 tree. Rootstocks come in 5 sizes see the chart below, all of our trees are labelled using these codes

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

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

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

M27 - Rootstock for cooking Apple trees.
Very dwarfing, Approximate height 1.8 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 or 12 Litre = 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. 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)

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 are self fertile. 


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. £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.

Bramley's Seedling (AGM)

Apple Trees Cooking | Pollination group 3 | Type Culinary Apple | Award of Garden Merit | Genus Malus domestica Bramley's Seedling | Bramley Apple Fruit Trees For Sale | Buy Online

Cooking Apple Bramley's Seedling fruit trees - By far the most popular cooking apple. The reason is easy to see. Heavy crops of extra large fruit, with creamy white flesh that is juicy and full of flavour. But think before making it your first choice. The variety is vigorous so it needs plenty of space or choose the dwarf M27 rootstock. It is also a triploid and needs two other varieties of apples to cross-pollinate. If you can live with this then the rewards are great. If not then Bountiful would be the next choice. Yellowish-green lightly striped with orange-red very large fruits. Picking time early-mid October. Fruits store well. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Pollination group 3. All of our Bramley's are the dwarf Clone 20 stock.

Size and shape of Bramley's Seedling apple trees for sale below.

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Available To Order - 30th May

9 Dec 21 | Sarah

Bramley delivered today in excellent condition and well packaged - thank you

28 Nov 20 | Kim Macintyre

Just received my Bramley . Very pleased at the packing boxes no damage despite being delivered to France. Plant is very healthy and great size very happy in all will keep you posted as to its journey .

24 Apr 20 | Silvia Brotherton

Fabulous very healthy tree. Arrived in perfect condition. Very impressed. I would recommend Blackmoor’s to family and friends. Very happy customer.

29 May 19 | Anne

I bought the cordon tree earlier this year and it's taking really well. Well packaged, and what looks to be a very healthy tree, can't wait for appes!

24 Dec 18 | Chris

Ordered a Bare root Bramley along with 5 other bare root fruit trees of different varieties. All arrived together, packed well, in good condition, and looking like well structured young trees. I now have an orchard and am looking forward to see (and taste) the fruits of my labour!

8 Sep 18 | Angela U

Superb Bramley baking apples picked from my tree supplied by you 5 years ago. I keep coming back as I add to my fruit collection Last Autumn I purchased several bare rooted 1yr apple trees on M27. No losses despite a severe Yorkshire winter and a dry summer. The younger trees are in pots and are fruiting well. Excellent plants and service. Thank you

6 Jan 17 | maggiejess

my favourite apple tree. there's something nice about picking your own apples. coming indoors and making a pie or crumble.

7 May 16 | Peter Hutchings

Purchased 2 trees, along with 2 other cooking apples Came on time and well packaged Trees are robust, healthy specimens...will order from here again

3 May 16 | Deirdre Doyle

Having ordered fruit trees from Blackmoor, I discovered they would be delivered faster than I expected which would be during a 6 day period when I would be away. I contacted Blackmoor and they made a note of it and arranged to deliver 2 days after my return in a fairly tight window as I was going away again. Blackmoor were extremely helpful, kept me constantly informed and the trees arrived when stated, very well packed and in excellent condition. 5 Stars to Blackmoor and I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend them.

25 Apr 16 | Lynda

Bought a M26 2 yr Cordon in 2012 and Doing very well. No problems or disease. Had regular but small crops. Growing in Cornwall. Makes a nice pie !

4 Mar 16 | Duggie

As always a first class service, I ordered a Bramley's seedling from the end of season sale, top quality tree, delivery was good and I was kept fully informed throughout all the process, big thumbs up again Blackmoor

3 Mar 16 | Craig Hargreaves

Purchased a Bramley Seedling Apple tree, a healthy bare root tree was promptly delivered. Very impressed with the service and quality of the tree supplied.

9 Feb 16 | AnniC

Lovely healthy looking tree arrived beautifully packaged as with previous trees ordered from this nursery. Excellent service as always. Highly recommended.

9 Feb 16 | Emma S

Excellent - quick delivery and lovely looking trees. Looking forward to pies and crumbles!!

25 Jan 16 | John Lloyd

Thanks for the excellent service and delivery of the fruit trees. They were very well packed and look to be of a high quality and in excellent condition. Also thanks for the quick email response to my questions prior to my order.

20 Jan 16 | Robert Jones

super fast delivery and excellent quality. will certainly use Blackmoor for all our new garden requirements

26 Nov 15 | Janet Tysoe

My Bramley's seedling arrived in perfect condition, as usual, this is the third one I have ordered, one for work last April, that is growing strong in the centre of a potager. one for my friend and this one for my allotment. The trees travel well as they are so securely wrapped and packed in the boxes. I would recommend your products to anyone. However I have not finished my planting at work yet, so watch this space. Janet

22 Nov 15 | antonis

The trees i planted last winter in my land in Arkadia had a good growth and remained healthy during summer.They seem to be prepared for a dynamic next season .To become vigorous.

7 Feb 15 | Jeff Holm

Excellent ordering and delivery service. Trees look good and looking forward to blossom and fruit

22 Jun 14 | Ajay Khanna

I bought a peach tree and a coriander pot - the Blackmoor Nursey service is excellent and the tree looks good!

23 Apr 14 | Annette K

I cannot believe just how good these Trees are. I bought 1 Falstaff and 1 Bramley each M27. The packaging was superb and the delivery driver was very friendly and happy. The Trees are so healthy they already had blossom and buds on.Your website gave clear instructions on how to plant. I am I the process of ordering more things from you. Fantastic :)

23 Mar 14 | Dawn M

There is a number of reasons why I keep coming back to Blackmoor's; excellent quality stock, impeccable customer service and speedy dispatch. I honestly can not fault this superb retail business. I've now bought 14 cookers this year of which 7 have been trained into cordons. Well done.

12 Feb 14 | Linda Andrews

Beautiful, healthy trees, well packaged and excellent customer service. Thank you

11 Dec 13 | Angela Soper

Excellent service all round ... trees planted today in ideal conditions 24 hours after they arrived (careful attention paid to your instructions), we're expecting them to do well, thank you.

8 Dec 13 | Andrew h

Lovely tree arrived well packed an great shape thanks hope to have some apples soon

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Bramley's Seedling Apple Growing Tips.

How to grow a Bramley 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 Bramley  - Any 2 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 Bramley's Seedling apple fruit trees direct from our Nursery. We have one of the largest range of apple trees available for sale online.