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
Cox's Orange Pippin
Cox's Orange Pippin is possible, arguably, might be, thought by many, not actually confirmed but generally considered one of the best flavoured dessert apples of all time or most of the time or at least a big chunk of time. If not a big chunk then at least last week when I was in a room full of Cox's Orange Pippin growers. If you thought the taste of shop purchased Cox's Orange Pippin was good then wait until your try one that has ripened on your own tree. You can store the fruit for around 2 months under ideal conditions (dry, cool and dark).
As it has such a distinctive taste, several/many/more than one person has tried to cross it with other apples to get the taste with less hassle as Cox's Orange Pippn is not the easiest of trees to grow. Don't be put off by this, you do not need a PHD in Cox's to at least keep it alive or have resuscitation equipment on permanent standby in the garden to get the fruit, just compared with some zero maintenance trees, this one needs a bit more tending.
Very good for juicing and can be used as the sweet part when making cider. Not so great at putting up a "Rocky" type fight to some apple diseases and pests, more like Adrian swinging her handbag but if you do a bit of research and inspect regularly you should be fine. With greater risk comes greater reward!
Month Of Fruiting: October
Type Of Apple: Eating...(possibly throwing if you have anti-social neighbours)
Fertility: (C3) SELF-FERTILE. Does not require another apple tree to provide fruit.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Bare Root Cox Orange Pippin
With a week to go before the end of the Bare Root planting season, coming across these guys saved the day with their high quality M25 Standard Cox's Orange Pippen trees at extremely competitive pricing, excellent service, sound advice.....and a great sense of humour :). Thanks Alan! One very appreciative customer, Woodstock, Oxon." 0316
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.