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Bare Root Lord Derby Cooking Apple Tree A good choice of apple tree if you are looking for an easy tree to grow, especially in the Midlands and further North. That also means stop at Scotland as the warranty does not cover any place with penguins or extreme weather research stations. A self fertile cooking apple tree so you can plant this with no other apple trees nearby and still get a decent crop. The harvest should be quite large when compared to most other cooking apple trees and the fruits should have a higher resistance to the usual apple tree diseases such as scab. Lord Derby is the cooking apple of choice for some of the commercial UK growers. The green apples are large, firm but maybe a little dry. Best cooked "early" for a more acidic taste. This doesn't mean set the alarm for 04:00 hours and going to bed with your apron and chef hat on. It means using them just as they start to ripen.
Lord Derby Cooking Apple Bare Root Options Explained Maiden M26 Grows to 3.0m 1-2 years old, no pruning applied, grows to around 3.0 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 Lord Derby 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 Month Of Fruiting: late September, may keep until December once picked. Type Of Apple: Cooking Fertility: (C4) SELF-FERTILE. Will produce cooking apples without another apple tree nearby however yields can be improved by having another apple tree in group C3, C4 or C5 nearby. Lord Derby cooking apple tree is also good for pollinating other apple trees in groups C3, C4 or C5.
Bare Root Apple Tree Jargon ExplainedThe options we give you when selecting an Apple tree are made up of the following terms.
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 HeightsTaller 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.
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 UKAs far as we know, none of our trees have sneaked off for holidays abroad and so are UK Grown.Planting In The Corner Of A GardenAir 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 TreesIf 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.