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Arthur Turner Cooking Apple Tree
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Available Options:
Rootstock Qty
Maiden M26 Grows to 3.0m  
Maiden MM106 grows 3.5m  
2 Year M26 grows 3.0m (+£6.00)   
Bush MM106 Grows to 3.5m (+£6.00)   
Fan/Espalier (+£6.50)   
Half Standard (+£11.00)   


Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.  

Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy. 

1 Year Maiden Bare Root Trees
If you plant a 1 Year maiden tree and do not prune it at all, it will grow a little more upright and have more clear stem

Buy Our Bare Root Apple Trees Because...... 

Bare Root Arthur Turner Apple Tree
Our bare root Arthur Turner cooking apple is very sweet requiring little sugar to bake with, has very attractive blossoms (has won awards) and has Penguin attributes i.e. does not feel the cold or to speak in technical terms is very hardy and can survive frost areas. Considered a reliable cropper for those that absolutely must bake every year and yields large apples.

This is an excellent tree to promote cheap romance in your relationship. When the blossoms are out, you can collect some of the spare and present them to a loved one. When the fruits are out, you can make an apple pie to express your affections. If they throw it back at you and scream "so you think I need fattening up" then we advise not taking any more relationship tips from us and run.

Arthur Turner Cooking Apple Bare Root Options Explained
Maiden MM106 grows 3.5m
1-2 years old, no pruning applied, grows to around 3.5 metres tall.
Maiden M26 Grows to 3.0m
1-2 years old, no pruning applied, grows to around 3.0 metres tall.
Bush MM106 Grows to 3.5m 2-3 years old, pruned to be a bush shape. grows to around 3.5 metres tall.
2 Year M26 grows 3.0m 2-3 years old, pruned to be a bush shape, grows to around 3.0 metres tall.
Half Standard 2-3 years old, pruned to be a lollipop shape, grows to around 3.00 metres tall, M26 Rootstock
Fan/Espalier 1-2 years old, M26 rootstock. Comes with 3 branches for you to train as Fan or Espalier.

Feeling Confused About The Amount Of Options Available For Our Arthur Turner Cooking Apple Tree?
The average Joe/Jane will go for a 2-3 year old Bush or Half Standard on M26 or M106.

Most Important Information About Arthur Turner Cooking Apple Trees
Month Of Fruiting: Mid September, may keep until November once picked.
Type Of Apple:
Cooking...(possibly throwing if you have anti-social neighbours)
(C3) PARTIALLY SELF-FERTILE. Requires another apple tree in group C2, C3 or C4 close by for a full tree of fruit other wise you will get a lower fruit yield.

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Bare Root Arthur Turner Cooking Apple Trees
Either we forgot to ask for a testimonial about this apple tree or everyone was too busy baking to write one.

Compare All Our Bare Root Cooking Apple Trees

Self Fertile
Disease Resistant
Other Prominent Characteristics
Arthur Turner(C3)
Sweet, large apples, big crop, grow anywhere, reliable.
Cooking and eating, grow anywhere, reliable.
Bramleys Seedling(C3)
Juicing, popular, large apples.
Grow anywhere, compact, good pollinator.
Howgate Wonder(C3)
Big crop, stores well.
Isaac Newton(C3) Large apples.
Lord Derby(C4)
Big crop, grow anywhere.
Large juicy apple, big crop.
Newton Wonder(C5)
Cooking and eating, big crop, juicing, stores well.
Reverend W Wilks(C2)
Big crops.

Bare Root Apple Tree Jargon Explained
The options we give you when selecting an Apple tree are made up of the following terms. 

  M25 Mature height around 4.5 + metres, slower to reach full fruit production but much more of it.  
  MM106 Mature height of around 3.6 metres, slower to reach full fruit production but more of it compared to M9, M26 and M27.  
  M9 Grows to a final height of around 2.5 metres. Reaches full fruiting potential quite quickly.  
  M26 Grows to a final height of around 3.0 metres. Reaches full fruiting potential quite quickly.  
  M27 Grows to a final height of around 1.5 metres. Reaches full fruiting potential quickly.  
  Straight Lead 1m or clear trunk i.e. no branches    
  Cordon Pruned to produce apples very quickly (1-3 years), favoured with commercial growers. More columnar than round shape. Less of a harvest compared to MM106.  
  Bush Clear stem of 45cm before branches grow out. A vase like shape with an open centre.   
  Half Standard Clear stem of  around 1 m. Conventional tree shape e.g. lollipop,  allowing easy grass mowing or companion planting.  
  Maiden 1-2 years old, no pruning or shaping has taken place. A blank slate for you to shape and train e.g. fan or espalier. Not advisable to plant and leave, will need pruning for 2 more years.   
  Patio Ideal for container growing. Usually comes with a root stock that keeps the fruit tree quite small so can be grown in pots.  
  Self Fertile Will produce fruit without another apple tree nearby.  
  C1,C2,C3,C4,C5 If your apple tree is NOT SELF FERTILE (they will be listed if they are) then you will need a second apple tree nearby of a similar number i.e. the same or one above or one below. So an apple tree from a C3 requires a C2, C3 or C4 planted close by for it to produce fruit. Triploids are an exception, see below.  
  Bare Root Available from November to March only. Comes with no pot or dirt around roots and is cheaper than potted options. Orders purchased outside this time will be held for delayed delivery until the next season starts.  
  1 or 2 Year How old the tree is. The roots are usually 2 years older than the rest of the tree.  
  TRIPLOID You have a selfish tree. It will be pollinated by other trees but the pollen it has to offer is useless. See TRIPLOID POLLINATION for more information.  

Planting A Maiden Apple Tree And Leaving
The tree will grow but will likely have problems. You may have long thin branches that snap under the weight of a heavy apples crop, the foliage could become too dense trapping moisture and allowing disease in and it may have an odd unbalanced shape to it. We strongly advise pruning for 3 years. Have a look on Youtube for pruning maiden fruit trees.  
Bare Root Apple Tree Ages And Heights
Heights vary depending on root stock however 1.25 to 2 metres tall is an average apple tree height at delivery.

Bareroot Season
All bare root plants need to be planted between November and March whereas our containerised apple trees can be planted all year round. Height can be restricted by pruning or putting the apple tree in a container to restrict growth (minimum 30 litres, smaller the pot, smaller the tree will be)

Select the root stock you desire from the list above or if you are unsure, telephone us on 0800 043 1057 or use the enquiry page.

Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value. 

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