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Family Apple Tree | Cox, Herefordshire Russet & Fiesta

3 Varieties On 1 Tree
  • £59.99 (VAT Free)
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This family apple tree has 3 different varieties grafted onto 1 tree. This means that it is self fertile. A wonderful choice when there is room for just 1 tree.

With three main branches, each of a different variety of apple this family fruit tree makes a great choice for a unique gift and is perfect for those that don't want a large crop of the same apple.

The varieties on this 3 in 1 family apple tree are Cox Self Fertile, Herefordshire Russet and Fiesta. Cox self fertile are crisp, aromatic and juicy eating apples. Herefordshire Russet apples have a sweet and nutty flavour which makes them a popular choice. Delicious with cheese. Fiesta are sweet, rich, aromatic apples with bright red skin and white flesh - the perfect apple for children.

General

  • Pollination: Self fertile
  • Height in 10 years*: MM106 (semi vigorous) 3.5-4.5m

Apple Cox Self Fertile

  • Use: Eating Apple
  • Cropping period: Mid season (October)
  • Keeping period: 3 months
  • Flavour: Aromatic
  • Heritage: England 1994
  • Pollination group: B Self fertile

Apple Herefordshire Russet

  • Use: Eating Apple
  • Cropping period: Mid season (October)
  • Keeping period: 2 months
  • Flavour: Nutty, sweet

Apple Fiesta

  • Use: Eating Apple
  • Cropping period: Mid / late season (Early October)
  • Keeping period: 3 months
  • Flavour: Aromatic, nutty, sweet

Planting Advice For Family Apple Trees

This family apple tree can pollinate itself, so only one tree is required. If you do wish to plant multiple fruit trees, you will need to take the rootstock into consideration. An apple tree on a MM106 (semi-vigorous) rootstock will require approx. 4.5 metres between trees, whereas one on a M27 (very dwarf) rootstock will require approx. 1.5 metres between trees.

Pot grown trees can be planted at any time of the year but bare root ones need to be planted between November and March. Remove weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole slightly deeper than your root mass and approximately 3x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. We recommend planting fruit trees using a stake and tie kit. We also recommend a rabbit guard to protect young trees.

The Apple Tree Planting, Pruning & Care guide has more detailed information on planting apple trees, as well as videos on planting trees and using stakes and ties.

Watering & Aftercare Advice For Family Apple Trees

If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. It is important to keep an eye on young fruit trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. Keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. The Apple Tree guide linked to above provides further advice

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within a week of placing the order (please allow up to 12 working days during busy periods). There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet (inc. mature Japanese Maples): £19.95 + vat

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode rather than quantity (starts from £48 + vat).

Northern Ireland and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification rootstock Root type typePrice Quantity Qty
Family Apple Tree | Cox Self Fertile, Herefordshire Russet & Fiesta Apple rootstock: MM106 (semi-vigorous) Root type: 12L pot type: 2 year old / 120-150cm Family Apple Tree | Cox Self Fertile, Herefordshire Russet & Fiesta Apple Price £59.99 (VAT Free)
MM106 (semi-vigorous) 12L pot 2 year old / 120-150cm £59.99 (VAT Free)
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