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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)

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

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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Blackmoor Fruitgrowers Handbook

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.

Egremont Russet (AGM)

Apple Trees - Eating | Pollination group 2 | Type Dessert Apple | Award of Garden Merit | Genus Malus domestica Egremont Russet | Egremont Russet Apple Fruit Trees For Sale | Buy Online

Dessert Apple Egremont Russet fruit trees - Probably originated in England. First recorded in 1872. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Egremont Russet is a good quality mid season russet that is still the most important commercial russet variety grown in England. A very good garden variety but the fruits are prone to bitter pit. Feed with calcium in spring and through out the growing season. Fruit size is medium with a crisp, nutty flavour. A fine Russet that has compact growth habit. The blossom has good frost tolerance too. Picking time late September. Pollination group 2.

Size and shape of Egremont Russet apple trees for sale below.

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Rootstock
Description
Price
Availability
QTY
M26
2 Year Bush Bare Root
£25.00
9 Available

28 Feb 20 | Alex

Ability to specify earliest delivery date ensured trees arrived post forecasted adverse weather. Excellent packaging then enabled planting to be delayed by a few days to ensure good planting conditions.

20 Dec 19 | Andy

Egremont on M9 arrived today and am very happy with quality and service received from Blackmoor.

10 Apr 18 | Liyang

Came back again. This time I got this lovely apple tree. Delivery is quick. However, the tall box was found upside down when it arrived. It was fine anyway. No damage. Thank you again.

14 Feb 17 | Felicity

Brought as part of a large order for a new allotment. Tree was well branched and very healthy. Always been very happy with everything I've received from blackmoor

19 Jan 17 | Dave W

I've bought many fruit trees in the past from various nurseries, but after stumbling upon Blackmoor,I won't be buying my fruit trees from anywhere else. The trees arrived promptly, well packaged and extremely healthy, despite a bit of damage to the boxes in transit. I would highly recommend Blackmoor to anyone looking for top quality trees.

3 Mar 16 | Craig Hargreaves

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

13 Dec 15 | Simon

A healthy looking tree, delivered in perfect condition. As always, good service from Blackmoors.

22 Sep 14 | Beryl Pratt

Thank you for the lovely apple trees, and the quick despatch of my two orders. I now have four bush apple trees from Blackmoor, they are absolutely perfect, good shape with strong firm branches in all directions, full of healthy leaves, plenty of roots but not at all potbound. Both despatches were very quick, the plants spent less than 24 hours in their boxes, and arrived on the stated day each time. They are so much better than the straggly trees one sometimes finds in garden centres, there is no comparison between them and the quality plants from yourselves, obviously grown with light and space and not crowded together. I have every confidence they will settle quickly in my garden and I will be heeding the advice to remove the fruitlets after flowering in the first year, except for one or two left on - I just have to see at least one fruit from each of these excellent trees next year. A very happy customer, and will be again if a space miraculously appears in my garden for another fruit tree! The after care booklet is also very welcome, and I was glad to hear about Tree-Aid charity for Africa as well, a wonderful idea.

24 Mar 14 | Charlotte Crook

Strong bare root tree arrived, well packed and with a healthy root system. Thank you

21 Feb 14 | Dawn M

Bought this variety last year as part of a collection. Excellent trees and tasty fruit already.

16 Jan 14 | Stuart Todd

Just received a two year old Egremont Russet as ordered. It's in superb condition, well structured and a lovely shape. Well worth ordering from Blackmoor.

10 Dec 13 | Derek Faulkner

After regular advice about the status of my order, my apple bush arrived today. I was thoroughly pleased with both the quality of the packaging and the excellent size and condition of the bush. Well done to Blackmoor.

29 Apr 13 | Alice Shackleton

I received the apple tree on Friday. It was in excellent condition and is a well-shaped tree! Thank you very much.

8 Mar 13 | Judy

Thank you for your excepional service this morning. Rang and spoke to a very helpful gentleman who took my order over the phone. I collected within one hour and have to say what a very nice tree you had ready for me. Well done Blackmoor, keep up the good work.

8 Mar 13 | Judy

Thank you for your excepional service this morning. Rang and spoke to a very helpful gentleman who took my order over the phone. I collected within one hour and have to say what a very nice tree you had ready for me. Well done Blackmoor, keep up the good work.

15 Jan 13 | Eg Groa

Highly recommendable nursery. Always excellent plants and first class customer service - and they ship outside the UK. As a collector of rare and old apple varieties living in Denmark this was my first opportunity to ad some of the lovely old English apple varieties to my orchard. Picked the first "fruits of my labour" this Autumn and I have to say the English russets beat any continental apple in flavour. Thanks and keep up the good work. Best wished from Denmark

4 Jan 13 | Sid

I had forgotten how good this variety tasted. My father used to grow this and I came accreoss your site and bought a tree for my own garden. Looking forward to my first fruits.

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Egremont Russet Apple Growing Tips.

How to grow a Egremont Russet 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 Egremont Russet  - Any other apple variety in pollination groups 1, 2 or 3. 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.