Growing Calendar for Apple Spartan - Apple Tree
Delivery: Early November to Late May
An apple with a distinctive ruby, maroon red colour and a wonderful sweet flavour making it enjoyed by many. Spartan can be enjoyed picked fresh or collected and used for juicing making a refreshing drink to be enjoyed.
Spartan is a relative to the Mcintosh variety from Canada, the result is that Spartan is an apple that is considered to be hardy and performs well in our UK Climate.
As well as being enjoyed for its hardiness it is also enjoyed for its ability to help a collection of surrounding apple trees pollinate. It creates a healthy ecosystem resulting in stronger yields of fruit.
You can expect Spartan to ripen a little later than some other varieties that you may have. Harvesting will be around October time, Spartan apples when ready will hold on to the tree comfortably for one to two weeks, so you can pick and enjoy over a period of time.
Flowering Group: FG3
Years until fruiting from planting: 2
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 3m/10ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
We may prune your tree before it arrives to your door. We do this to encourage your tree to branch freely which makes them better looking and more productive.
Poor condition not happy chappie
The tree was well packed and arrived in good condition, it is healthy and is growing well. Of course with a tree it's early days yet and it will be some time before we can say it is 'excellent', but so far things are looking good. We couldn't find this variety in local shops and garden centres, but Marshalls seem to have everything!
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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.
Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.
Please call our Customer Service Team on 0344 573 8400 for further information.