We have a wide selection of apple trees for sale. Select and buy dessert, culinary and cider apple tree varieties. All apples are grown on our fruit tree nursery. As fruit tree growers we offer for sale apple trees on different rootstocks from dwarf to vigorous to suit all situations.
The apple trees are available to buy as one year ‘maidens’ & some as a little taller two year trees ideal for training into different forms – bush trees, espaliers, cordons, etc. They are available barerooted being lifted and dispatched when dormant from late November through to March.
They vary in size according to the variety. For example D’Arcy Spice is always the smallest variety at around 90cm / 3′ tall whereas Katy & Ribston Pippin are often around 1.8m / 6′ tall. The average height would be 1.2- 1.5m (4-5′ tall). Ideal for training into bush trees, cordons, espaliers, etc. Some varieties are a single stem whereas others are branched (feathered).
In the UK, our shops stock such a small range of apples. Yet, we have such a rich heritage of successful fruit growing in the UK with many varieties of apple trees.
Here at Walcot Nursery, we sell many well known established apple tree varieties, and others that you will be very lucky to buy elsewhere. As well, we sell some modern varieties developed both in the UK and on the Continent that produce great tasting apples and have good disease resistance.
Apple trees have been cultivated in Britain since the Roman times and over the centuries many varieties have been introduced by breeding or chance seedlings, Bramley for example. We offer for sale many well known apple tree varieties that have proved themselves in the UK as well as some recent introductions from the UK and the continent such as Red Falstaff, Cevaal that produce a great tasting apple and have good disease resistance.
The earliest ripening apples can be picked from August and the latest into October. The later picked apples will keep a long time, well into the New Year in suitable conditions. The earliest varieties will not keep long and are best eaten straight off the tree or soon after picking. The storage times for each variety are detailed.
A few varieties of trees can be described as dual purpose. In other words they are good as a dessert apple and can be cooked. They are usually make large apples. The dual purpose apples we offer are Charles Ross, Blenheim Orange, Scotch Bridget & James Grieve.
We offer apple trees on a variety of rootstocks from dwarf to vigorous to suit all situations and tastes.
M9 – dwarfing. For small gardens even containers.
M26 – semi-dwarfing. Suitable for small gardens & orchards
MM106 – moderate vigour. For larger gardens & orchards
MM111 – semi-vigorous. Just a few varieties offered on this rootstock.
M25 – vigorous. Suitable for traditional orchards.
You can place orders from late July through to early March. We keep our availability up to date during this time. We will then contact you to arrange delivery or collection when the plants have become dormant, between late November and late March.
We do also grow a small quantity of pre-trained apple espaliers in 12 litre containers. They are for collection only because of their size. See the Espaliers page for our current availability. These are in containers so can be collected any time of year we have them in stock.