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A wide selection of culinary apple trees are offered for sale on a variety of rootstocks to suit all situations and tastes. The most famous variety in the UK, Bramley, originated 200 years ago, however there are many more desirable culinary apple trees to buy. Cooking apples are often green such as Grenadier, Lord Derby but others redden up such as Howgate Wonder.
They are generally divided into two categories acid and sub acid. Acid culinary apple trees tend to be sharp when cooked and require sweetening. Sub acid apple varieties are less sharp, so requiring little or no sugar and can be acceptable eaten raw. Trees are available as barerooted one year ‘maiden’ trees and some as little taller two year trees.
As a rule culinary apples are large – plenty of flesh after peeling and coring! They tend to be less fickle than dessert apples – most of the trees will grow well in most parts of the UK.
Culinary apples ripen through the autumn. The picking time for each variety is given but each variety. For a helpful overall guide click here You can also see a summary on the ‘Picking & Storage’ advice page.
Apples require a pollination partner. Each variety has a flowering period between A – early and E – late. A variety can be pollinated by another of the same flowering group or one to either side. These details are provided for each variety. For an overall summary visit the pollination advice page.
Discount information – the following discounts apply on total order value, excluding carriage. 5% on 5+ trees, 10% on 10+ trees. Carriage based on quantity – see Delivery page for more details.
Apple trees are dispatched between late November and early April when dormant.
We do have accumulated orders. We will send you an Order Confirmation in December when we take payment before being in contact to arrange delivery or collection from late January/early February.
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The most well known of culinary apples that first arose just over 200 years ago from a seedling. The original tree is still growing in Southwell, Nottinghamshire! Also known as Bramley’s Seedling having arisen as a seedling of unknown origin between 1809 & 1813. Bramley is THE English cooking apple, and has become renowned world wide. Bramley is a partial tip-bearer, but grows well as an espalier.
Pollination group – C Picking time – mid October Storage until – March