Growing Calendar for Patio Apple Tree - Golden Delicious x1
Delivery: Mid November to Late May
Ignore the bland tasting specimens in the supermarket, this variety truly comes into its own when grown fresh in the garden. A good apple for storing.
Semi Dwarfing Rootstock, requires summer pruning to maintain compact habit. Don’t be put off by bland tasting supermarket specimens. Homegrown Golden Delicious have a fantastic sweet flavour and excellent shelf life.
Receiving your bare root tree
Dig a hole that’s large enough to fit the entire root mass without any roots being broken, bent or emerging from the surface. It basically needs to be deep enough to entirely cover the roots all the way up to the soil mark on the stem.
Use a granular fertiliser to give the planting hole a boost before planting.
Position the plant into the planting hole (making sure it’s straight and upright) and fill back in with the dug-out soil.
Firm down the soil around the base of the rose gently with your hands. Give the plant a good soak with water straight away after planting. Surround the plant with a mulch of bulky compost or manure to give it a good feed and insulate the very active roots.
Flowering Group: FG4
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.
thanks and glad of advice
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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A delicious crumble with a delicious brown sugar and oat crumble topping. A quick and easy recipe to melt the hearts of adults and children, with soft fruit and crispy crumble.
A delicious apple and chilli jam, quick and easy to prepare. Excellent when served with crackers and cheese.
Crumble is an adorable childhood favourite but is easily transformed into a dinner party dessert with the addition of creme de cassis, enhancing the truly deep flavour of fresh plums.
When apples are plentiful make this delicious cake and enjoy with your morning coffee, afternoon tea or served warm with creme fraiche as the finale to an autumnal supper.
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.