Common Name: Apple Lord Derby (Culinary)
Latin Name: Malus domestica Lord Derby
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Position: Full sun
Flowering period/colour: May/ Apple pink
Fruit picking time: Late September
Fruit Size/colour: Large/ Green
Pollination group: *4*
Large, round-conical fruit with pronounced ribs. Bright green skin turning yellow. Soft, rather dry, white flesh. Good for pies as it keeps some of its shape when cooked. Partially self-fertile. Good disease resistance. Hardy and suitable for growing in northern Britain. Attractive apple pink blossom.
To guarantee cross pollination plant in a sunny, open site with another tree from the same flowering group (e.g. Lane's Prince Albert).
This Apple Tree is supplied in a 10 litre container suitable for planting all year round. The total height of this tree is approximately 1.5-2.1m (5-7ft) depending on which size you have chosen.
All of our apple trees are grown in the UK to the highest standard. Every order comes complete with planting instructions and a guide to looking after your purchase. (Example of our 2 year old, 10 litre Bush and Half Standard apple trees can be seen to the left. Please note that sizes may vary slightly depending on the time of year and which rootstock you have chosen.)
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M27 Very dwarf. Mature Height x Spread - 1.2-1.8m (4-6ft) x 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft)
An excellent rootstock for small gardens producing a true mini-tree reaching no more than 2m. Can be grown in patio tub. Very little support needed. Fruit produced at a very young age.
M9 Dwarf. Mature Height x Spread - 1.8-2.4m (6-8ft) x 1.8-2.4m (6-8ft)
This rootstock is a favourite with fruit growers. Dwarfing in habit so ideal for a small garden. Best staked for support. Fruits at a very young age.
M26 Semi-dwarfing. Mature Height x Spread - 2.4-3m (8-10ft) x 2.4-3m (8-10ft)
Reliable rootstock for fruiting, produces a good bush or half-standard.
MM106 Semi-vigorous. Mature Height x Spread - 3-4m (10-13ft) x 3-4m (10-13ft)
An outstanding rootstock, proving itself over many years, produces good bush and half standard trees. A self supporting tree which fruits at a young age.
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