All fruit trees certified virus free with a Limited 3 Year Fruit Tree Warranty. Click here for our FREE FRUIT TREE OFFER. All basic pruning requirements completed before delivery.
This Is Considered An Easy Apple Tree, For More Easy Apple Trees Click Easy Apples
This is because it is SELF FERTILE and can be planted by itself and still produce apples. This means you can pretty much plant these where ever you like. Usual exceptions apply such as submarine window box and active volcano orchards.
Red Devil Apple Tree
Red Devil (Malus domestica 'Red Devil') was introduced in 1979 and is the result of crossing the apple varieties Discovery x Kent. Apparently named after the Red Devil parachute team so if your apples start packing a chute and heading off towards a plane, you will know why.
An outstanding garden apple variety with a deep scarlet skin and red stained flesh when fully ripe making it fun apple for the kids especially. Expect the juice to be an unusual pink colour. The Red Devil apples are particularly good for juicing.
Compared to many other apple trees, the Red Devil has a higher degree of disease resistance giving you less problems in the longer term. We mean tree disease, not the Ebola virus and such like!
Expect a high yield of apples from the Red Devil, this is another one of the reasons it is a popular apple tree. As you would expect with lots of apples, before comes lots of flowers which attract the local wildlife. This is usually for food reasons not to pick and take home to the wife.
Ideal for all areas of the United Kingdom including those that vote Tory, Labour, SNP and will even grow in a UKIP area.
The Red Devil Apple is considered a good choice for growing in a container. We should elaborate and say suitable container as there is bound to be someone out there that will try and grow it in a margarine tub and complain about lack of performance.
Month of Picking: Late September, store until December
Type of Apple: Eating
Self-fertile/Not self-fertile: This apple is self fertile, so there is no need for an additional apple tree to ensure pollination. This apple is in flowering period is C3 and will act as a pollination partner for other apple trees in C2,C3 or C4 flowering periods.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Red Devil Apple Tree
Ordered 2 trees (Magnolia Elizabeth and Red Devil Apple), we were told that they weren’t up to scratch when picked for delivery so they advised we wait a few month for new stock. Sure enough, August rolled around and 2 weeks earlier than expected, our trees arrived. They were in great condition and looked beautiful once planted. The whole process was excellent from start to finish and it was worth a little wait for the quality we received. Will definitely be ordering again. Kind regards, Kieran 1018
Fab service, lovely tree thank you. Bonus - courier was in a good mood and delivered the tree with a smile! Will definitely use your company again. Kind regards Judith 0217
Evening Alan, Delivery on the nail, dart board not moved.Well packaged and delivered by a professional delivery driver We are very happy with the excellent quality of the trees (red devil and Autumn Spire) and can report that having read and carried out the attached planting instructions the trees already look at home. Kind Regards David Hall 0816
My Red Devil apple tree arrived safe and sound and on time. Love your website - right up my alley. Love the product too, you clearly have style and substance. Would buy from you again if my garden wasn't already so very full. If something dies I will be in touch. ;-) All the best, Kate 1013
Apple Tree Jargon Explained
| ||MM106 ||Grows to a final height of around 3.6 metres. Usually delivered around 120-180cm for 2-3 year tree and usually bush form (check before buying if important) || |
| ||MM106+ ||Grows to a final height of around 3.6 metres. Usually delivered around 180-240cm for 2-3 year tree. || |
| ||M9 ||Grows to a final height of around 2.5 metres. Usually delivered around 120-180cm for 2-3 year tree. || |
| ||M26 ||Grows to a final height of around 3.0 metres. Usually delivered around 120-180cm for 2-3 year tree and usually bush form. || |
| ||M27 ||Grows to a final height of around 1.5 metres. Usually delivered around 120-180cm for 2-3 year tree and usually bush form. || |
| ||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. Blank slate for you to shape and train. || |
| ||PATIO ||Shaped to produce compact bush proportional for pot size, ideal for container growing. || |
| ||(12L), (3L) etc ||The size of the pot measured in litres. || |
| ||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.
Quick Fruit Tree Links
Take a look at our TOP SELLING FRUIT TREES, Wet ground issues then choose a PEAR TREE first, followed by APPLE TREES. For more information on pollination please look at POLLINATION EXPLAINED or choosing the CORRECT POLLINATION PARTNER
Fruit Tree Life Expectancy
Most fruit trees will give you AT LEAST 40 years of fruit. Pears can go to 70. Records of 200 year old trees exist but this is the exception, not the rule.
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Fruit 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.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
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.
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.