Thursday 19 January 2017

Apple Trees For Sale

Anyone that read this blog will know that each year I graft a few apple trees, this keeps the skills fresh in my mind as well as creating some great old and interesting varieties of apples. 

This year I've finally got round to selling some and I've listed them on my Etsy shop, although I have many more types that I've not put up yet. 
Anyone who is interested please leave a comment or send me an email or Facebook message and I'll put some great deals together for multiple trees. I'm not out to make a huge profit, I just want to fun this hobby and create some nice trees in the process!

The bit from my listing about how I grow my trees: - 

All the apple trees I grow are grown on MM106 root stocks which I find grow well in most conditions but are easily controlled by pruning. I even use this type of root stock to grow my 30 cordons down my garden planted 2ft apart. 

I grow and graft all the trees myself, here on my small holding in Herefordshire. Everything is grown using organic methods. Scion wood used to graft on to the trees is collected from old local orchards. 
The trees are grown slowly on a north facing slope, which means that when they are shown some love and care they will romp away! The only pest control I use is to let the chickens into the nursery each winter to eat the bugs, no sprays of any sort have been used on these trees.

Trees will be packaged for sale as bare root trees. Trees should be pruned before they are planted by at least a third to make up for the roots they have lost when they are dug up. I may prune some of the trees before hand to make packaging possible! They will soon put this growth back on and benefit from it. 

Trees should be planted with the scar (where I grafted the tree) above ground. 

When you receive delivery please either plant straight away or heel them into the ground to prevent the root from drying out or the frost affecting them.

These trees are all two or three years old and tend to range from 3 - 6ft, although most will be trimmed down for shipping unless you message otherwise. 

The list - 

Eating apples
Cox Orange Pipping Classic eating apple
Winter banana  Supposed to taste of banana but I never found that. Good tasting apple though that holds well on the tree late in the season
American Mother Good frost tolerant blossom, good in a cool summer, heavy cropper and apples have a hint of vanilla to them
Orleans Rennit 18th century french apple that some say is the best tasting apple ever. 
Tydemaster Late Orange Cox style apple with later season and sharper flavour
claygate Permain Victorian apple with soft juicy flesh
Elestons Orange Cox flavour with an anniseed note to it. Lovely juicy apple
Phillimore Good eating apple
Winston Used to be called Winters King, Makes qutie a compact tree with good crisp apples
Fiesta Cox style apple - really tasty! Best for juicing
Discovery One of the earliest apples, great eaten from the tree
Ribston Pippin Yorkshire apple, parent to the cox, 
Bakers Delisious Good early apple from south wales
May Queen Hard and crisp apple, rpen in Novemeber and will keep until May
Liberty Modern vareity bred for disease resistance
Pitmarsons pineapple Great little apples - like crab apples in size - but one of the best tasting apples out there
Brownlees russet Good tasting russet apple
Ashmeads Kernal old vareitity that keeps well. Russeted apple
Red winsor Really lovely red apple that still has great taste
Sunset Similar to cox but not so sharp in flavour but better at resisting scab and canker
Pixie Small but really sweet flaoured fruit
Spartan Really good looking apples
George Cave  Really early eating apple, some say better than discovery - frost hardy blossom 
Duel purpose apples
Sotch bridgett Great cooking apple that keeps until may and mellows enough after christmas to be an eater
Blenham Orange Great off the tree to eat or to cook, really good flavour
Hugsons Golden Reinette Good for apple charlotte, but great for eating off the tree in early october
Coooking apples
Howgate wonder Huge cooking apples
Warners king Really early cooker, tasty
Annie Elizabeth  Good cooker - keeps it shape when cooked
Bramley Classic cooking apple
Cider apples
Le Bret
Harry Masters Jersey
Yarlington Mill


  1. I am interested in some trees Kev, would like to grow some as cordons, what would you recommend for me here

    1. For cordons they have to be spur bearers, I'll send you an email!

  2. Makes me almost want to return to Blighty!

  3. Makes me want to learn more - how interesting!!

  4. I wish I could get some to grow here. We are having some trees cut down in a fortnight and I've been thinking I would love some apple trees once there is light for them


  5. Hi Kev are any of the apple trees suitable for planting in pots. I currently live in a rented property and would potentially want to take any trees with me. I am sorry I am a complete novice when it comes to young trees so any advice would be gratefully received. Look forward to hearing from you. Tricia Ellingford aka Pattypan.

  6. I'm in the process of replanning my fruit trees at the allotment, and plan to grow a batch of cordons to replace a few bush trees I have lost over the past three years (post flood). A few I've got on my wants list in there - esp Harry Masters Jersey. Not entirely sure the section of plot will be ready this year (non-stop hard frosts have delayed work), so is it likely you'll be doing similar next year?

  7. Hi there! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow youu if that would be ok.

    I'm undoubtedly enjoying your blog andd look forward to new posts.

    1. Yes! look in my contacts page for my twitter handle.


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