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Bare Root Duo Apple Tree Elstar + Golden Delicious

Bare Root Duo Apple Tree Elstar + Golden Delicious
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Bare root Elstar apple tree
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Bare root Golden Delicious apple tree
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What Is A Duo Apple Tree?
It is an apple tree whereby two apple trees are grafted onto one stem at an early age. It grows as a normal tree but you get the benefits of two trees for the price of one e.g. two different species of apple. 

Bare Root Duo Apple Tree Mix and Match
If you want more than one tree and to mix your selection, go to Bare Root Duo Apple Tree Mix and Match


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

Elstar (C3) And Golden Delicious (C4) Bare Root Duo Apple Tree
This Duo apple tree is a good choice for most locations but best results will be had from those with average to above average sun hours. This usually means from around Manchester down. The Elstar will perform almost anywhere but the Golden Delicious is a bit of sun worshipper and probably won't perform too far North.


Another variant from the Golden Delicious family so you would be correct in thinking that it also has a great taste. The RHS Award Of Garden Merit is well founded with it being suitable for planting almost anywhere in the UK and heavy crops. With heavy apple crops comes lots of blossoms in the Spring which will attract wildlife to your garden.

Elstar has a marbled red and yellow appearance and unusually comes without the perfectly smooth skin you expect from most apples.

A more intense taste when compared with a Golden Delicious but with a slightly softer crunch.

It was created in the Netherlands around the 1950's so it might come with some liberal attitudes with a touch of sexism. If you smell marijuana it is purely the power of suggestion or next door is growing some.

Although not a well known variety in the UK, it is quite popular with our European neighbours.

Crossed with Ingrid Marie and Golden Delicious and in pollination group C3.

Golden Delicious
With an award from the RHS, you can be sure these eating apples are worth every bite either as a dessert apple or to cook with. Listed as a good pollinator so if you have other trees in your garden in pollination groups C3,C4 or C5 the Golden Delicious is a good choice.

Strong disease resistance characteristics and very juicy apple making it suitable for juicing. The honey like taste is much improved when eating ripe from the tree when compared to shop purchased apples. Some apples have a very short storage time, so short in fact, you should probably only eat them while they are still attached to the tree! Not so with the Golden Delicious, you have around a 3 month storage window.

It was found in an Orchard in the early 1900's, purchased and then protected with an electric fence which explains why it is listed as one of the 10 best tasting UK apples. If you wanted to recreate the early days of your Golden Delicious apple tree in your garden then make the electric fence from kitchen foil and 9v battery, dress as a cowboy and patrol around the tree.

The disease resistant yellow apples will likely have a red flush to them on the sunny side and the softer thin skin makes them a popular eating apple. It also is a popular choice for cooking, especially in France where it is used mostly for pies and pastries.

In pollination group C4 which is useful to know if you have other trees nearby that require pollinating. It will also help to cross pollinate the Cox's Orange Pippin. As it blossoms later in the season, it avoids most of the frosts.

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. 

What Will Be Delivered?
The Duo apple trees are grafted onto MM106 rootstock giving a mature height of around 3.5m. They will be 1 year old maidens and will be in the region of 100 to 150 cm tall. If new to gardening, you will need to research "pruning maiden apple trees". 

The Benefits Of Duo Apple Trees.

Each species is usually chosen to compliment the other e.g with pollination, taste etc. It offers more variety in less space and reduced risk of a complete harvest failure. If the harvest times are staggered then it also means you have a longer period of fresh apples. If you have other apple trees then a Duo apple tree with 2 different flowering times .e.g a group 2 and 3 or a 3 and 4,  offer pollen for longer to those other trees which should increase apple harvest yields. Finally,  2 apple trees for the price of 1!. 

Quickly Compare Our Bare Root Duo Apple Trees

Both Species Of Apple Tree
Things Worth Knowing Before Buying
Coxs Orange Pippin + Golden Delicious
Best grown from Manchester and below.
Elstar + Golden Delicious
Best grown from Manchester and below. Both have RHS Award.
Golden Delicious + Jonagold
Best grown from Manchester and below. Both have RHS Award.
James Grieve + Cox's Orange Pippin
Best grown from Manchester and below.
Lord Lambourne + Braeburn
Best grown from Manchester and below.
Lord Lambourne + Egremont Russet
Grow anywhere in the UK. Both have RHS Award.
Worcester Pearmain + Fiesta
Grow anywhere in the UK.

Manchester And Below
Commercial apple orchards seem to thin out drastically once you go past Manchester. We have used this as a VERY rough guideline to establish where the cut off point is for sun hungry apple trees. You can still grow them North of there but best results become more unlikely. For a more accurate picture, have a look at a UK map of average sun hours.

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