Growing Calendar for Patio Apple Tree - Elstar 2L
Delivery: Mid March to Late December
Elstar produces heavy, regular crops of apples which are greenish-yellow flushed red. An intense flavour, honeyed and crisp. Great to have growing near tomatoes for optimum flower pollination.
Grown on roots to restrict their height to 28in (70cm) they produce lots of fruit at a height for easy-picking.
How your plants arrive
You receive our apple trees as young specimens growing strongly and sturdily and primed to produce lots of apples for you.
They arrive as a main stem studded with buds with lots of growing potential in spring.
The roots are covered in a pot in a polythene bag to keep the roots perfectly humid while transported from our nursery to your home.
When they first go in the ground, it’s their roots that really get growing; you won’t see this as it’s all happening underground. Once spring turns into summer those roots will promote lots of green growth above the soil.
Can’t plant straight away
If you can't plant up your fruit tree straight away that's fine so long as keep the roots covered in soil. You can even lay the tree horizontally on the soil so long as the roots are covered in moist soil.
Look to planting your fruit tree in its permanent position within 5-7 days. Potted fruit trees: If you can't plant up your fruit tree straight away keep your potted plant in a sunny position and keep the soil moist by watering each day. Look to planting into its permanent position within 5-7 days.
Apple-tree growing is as easy or as involving as you want to make it. We’ve included it in our new-to-gardening guide because you can plant up an apple tree in a container, and with a little care get large, plump apples to harvest.
Growing apples is satisfying and rewarding. If there’s space for only one apple tree in your garden, decide whether you’d rather go for a ‘dessert’ apple type or a ‘cooking’ type
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
Fruit Tree Rootstock Information
Growing Fruit? We have all you need to know about the basics of Fruit Growing in one easy guide!
Tips and advice on how to plant and look after your fruit tree.
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days
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