ALL BARE ROOT TREES ARE AVAILABLE AFTER LEAF FALL WHICH IS USUALLY NOVEMBER TO MARCH
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
Ellisons Orange Apple Tree (Bare Root)
Our Ellisons Orange Apple tree has a unique Aniseed flavour (one of its parents may have been a bottle of Ouzo?) The taste has been described as sweet but acidic with crunchy flesh and has a high juice content. If storing Ellisons Orange Apples for a week or more, be prepared for the flavour to intensify slightly although don't wait too long as these are past their best after a few weeks.
If you live in parts of the UK prone to frost and by frost we mean actual white cold stuff, not the frosty reception found in some parts of the South then Ellisons Orange and many other later flowering apple trees will be better suited for you. This is because most of, if not all of the hard frosts have gone by the time these flowers make an appearance. If you are in a particularly wet area of the UK then this tree will be ok but not the best choice as it's resistance to canker is slightly less than many other apple trees.
Ellisons Orange Apple trees are considered to be heavy cropping but this might be cyclical in that you get a bumper crop one year and not as much next year. If this is the case then thin out your Apples on the bumper year to make sure next year provides a predictable harvest. When thinning out blossoms or fruits, take out the ones nearer the trunk, smaller or weaker apples and any damaged.
The flowers presented in Spring are considered larger and more profuse compared to most other Apple trees.
Unlike most other apple trees, the fruits of Ellisons Orange are best left on the tree when red to turn an Autumnal orange colour. This could take a few weeks but well worth the wait.
This tree is also listed as a great attractant and nectar source for bees and other insects with good resistance to scab.
Most important information
Month Of Fruiting: September
Type Of Apple: Eating + Juicing
Disease: Good scab resistance
Fertility: (C4) SELF-FERTILE. Does not require another apple tree to provide Apples but your harvest could be increased by having a C3, C4 or C5 Apple tree close by.
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.
All Our Trees Are Grown In The UK
As far as we know, none of our trees have sneaked off for holidays abroad and so are UK Grown.