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: -
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 -
|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|
|Howgate wonder||Huge cooking apples|
|Warners king||Really early cooker, tasty|
|Annie Elizabeth||Good cooker - keeps it shape when cooked|
|Bramley||Classic cooking apple|
|Harry Masters Jersey|