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
Fiesta (AKA Red Pippin) Eating Apple (BARE ROOT)
The Fiesta (Red Pippin) eating apple tree is the product of some well thought out and recent breeding/cultivation from the East Malling Research Station in Kent. Taking the strong flavour qualities from the Cox's Orange Pippin and the fruit longevity from the Idared (its parents), you have an easy to grow tree that provides great tasting, crisp Apples that you do not have to eat within minutes of picking. In ideal conditions, you could store these apples for several months or more although some of the sweetness disappears.
The Fiesta (Red Pippin) eating apple tree also provides Apples that have quite a high juice content, so if you are into juicing the fruits of your trees then this is a good choice especially as the Fiesta is a heavy cropping tree. Obviously heavy cropping means it provides many flowers for the bees and other insects and another plus point is that is has reasonable resistance to mildew and scab.
Should you be short of space, the Fiesta Apple Tree (AKA Red Pippin) is also good for growing in containers for the patio or just to retrict growth in general. Smaller rootstocks such as M27 do particularly well in standard sized containers e.g. 20 litres. If you are considering using larger rootstocks such as MM06, consider using around a 30-40 litre sized container. Bigger is better if you have any doubts.
Although very easy to grow and very tolerant of adverse conditions in the North UK (weather that is, not socio-economic political tensions or reluctance to give up steam power) it tends to grow as much, if not more, outwards as skywards.
If attracting bees and other pollinating insects is important to you then the Fiesta (Red Pippin) is a rich source of attractants.
Most important information
Month Of Fruiting: October
Type Of Apple: Eating + Juicing
Disease: Good resistance to mildew and scab
Fertility: (C3) PARTIALLY SELF-FERTILE. Requires another apple tree in group C2,C3 or C4 close by for maximum harvest 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.