ALL BARE ROOT TREES ARE AVAILABLE FROM EARLY NOVEMBER TO END OF MARCH ONLY
Trees ordered outside of these times will be delivered around the start of next November, exact date determined by the weather.
Buy Our Bare Root Apple Trees Because......
- All Bare Root Apple fruit trees certified virus free, Free UK Mainland Delivery with a FREE FRUIT TREE WARRANTY.
- 1-3 years on average to produce fruit (depending on root stock).
- All basic pruning requirements completed before delivery.
- Tree consultant available to answer questions pre and post purchase.
- WHOLESALE PRICES AVAILABLE FOR ORDERS OVER £150 Call 0800 043 1057
Charles Ross Apple Tree (BARE ROOT)
Our bare root Charles Ross eating apple tree is a good old fashioned easy to grow tree. Not because it wears flat caps and talks about the good old steam age but because it comes from the late Victorian era. Apparently it's parents were Cox's Orange Pippin and an older cooking apple called Peasgood Nonsuch but as apples do not come with birth certificates we cannot be truly sure.
For the apple Connoisseur, it has quite a rich, succulent, aromatic taste bud tingling flavour with a hint of the Pyrus genus. For the normal people reading this, it is a sweet apple with a touch of pear.
Although Charles Ross Apple trees are known more for their eating properties, they also make a good cooking apple as it keeps its shape when cooked and they also provide a sizeable harvest.
For those with a small garden/very large window box (you never know!) then the Charles Ross Apple tree will suit container growing which is handy if you are one of those people that likes to move the furniture around all the time as you can do the same thing with your potted apple trees. The basic concept is, the smaller the pot the less the tree will grow and the smaller the root stock you buy the smaller the pot you will need! There are no hard and fast rules regarding pot size to height achieved that we can find but generally speaking bigger is better as the roots can spread and it holds water better. Also the extra weight means less likely to blow over.
Most important information
Month Of Fruiting: September
Type Of Apple: Eating/Cooking
Disease: Good disease resistance to Mildew and excellent resistance to scab.
Fertility: (C3) PARTIALLY SELF-FERTILE. Requires another apple tree in group C2,C3 or C4 close by for maximum fruit yield but will provide apples without one.
Bare Root Apple Tree Jargon Explained
The options we give you when selecting an Apple tree are made up of the following terms.
| ||M25||Grows to a final height of around 4.5 + metres|| |
| ||MM106||Grows to a final height of around 3.6 metres.|| |
| ||M9||Grows to a final height of around 2.5 metres.|| |
| ||M26||Grows to a final height of around 3.0 metres.|| |
| ||M27||Grows to a final height of around 1.5 metres.|| |
| ||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.|| |
| ||HALF STANDARD||Clear stem of 1 m. Conventional tree shape 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.|| |
| ||PATIO||Shaped and/or with appropriate rootstock to produce compact bush proportional for pot size, ideal for container growing.|| |
| ||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 f 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.|| |
| ||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.|| |
Apple Tree Ages and heights
All our apple trees have been pruned and shaped to get the best results and are inspected by an apple tree expert before being sent to you. Maiden apple trees are 1-2 years old, the rest are 2-3 years old. Heights vary depending on root stock however 1.5 to 2+ metres tall is an average apple tree height at delivery.
Bare Root 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 (around 30-40 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.
MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE ROOT STOCK YOU WANT AS SOME ARE CHARGED EXTRA FOR
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.