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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. 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

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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 £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.

Worcester Pearmain (AGM)

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

Dessert Apple Worcester Pearmain fruit trees - An old favourite. Was raised by Mr Hale of Swan Pool near Worcester and thought to be a seedling from Devonshire Quarrenden. Worcester Pearmain was introduced in 1874 and received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1875. Worcester Pearmain apple is a hardy reliable variety with resistance to mildew. Leave the fruit on the tree until fully ripe and the flavour and aroma are enhanced. Worcester Pearmain is a tip bearing variety. Picking time September. Pollination group 3.

Size and shape of Worcester Pearmain apple trees for sale below.

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5 Sep 18 | Sally

Bought as part of a collection which was really good value and the tree is looking healthy, quite a few apples this year but all very small despite thinning as well, good flavour though.

30 May 16 | Saima

Ordered as a housewarming gift. Beautiful healthy tree, well packaged as always.

30 Dec 15 | Frances Rawson

Received this tree on M27 rootstock, looks really healthy and was very well packaged and delivered.

30 Nov 15 | Elizabeth F

Well grown healthy looking tree. Delivered in excellent packaging and very quickly

20 Nov 15 | roger bemand

many thanks. the tree looks very healthy and in good shape. the service and communication was excellent and the packaging and delivery was great. I'm now off to get planting !

29 Mar 15 | Dawnmarie

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

14 Mar 15 | Ali

Great service, great trees will be buying more thank you.

7 Nov 14 | Anni C

Excellent healthy tree delivered speedily and very well packaged. Superb service as usual.

1 Oct 13 | Saima

Impressively tall and healthy 1 yr M26 in unbelievably good and intelligent packaging. I ordered in March as part of double buy so got great price too and received it promptly, tree has settled beautifully I look fwd to years of lovely fruit. Recommending you to all of my friends.

12 Apr 13 | Miranda

I love this old variety and remember it from my father garden when I was growing up. Tree delivered to me was far better than I had expected. The tree was around 6 feet tall with strong healthy growth and a excellent root system. Great credit to your Nursery. Any future orders I will certainly be back. All my friends are impressed too and will be placing orders. Thank you

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Worcester Pearmain Apple Growing Tips.

How to grow a Worcester Pearmain 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 Worcester Pearmain apples - 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 Worcester Pearmain fruit trees direct from our Nursery. With one of the largest range of apple trees available for sale.