apple 'Scrumptious' (PBR)

eating / dessert apple -self fertile

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
9 litre pot | M26 root stock | 1.2m £59.99
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This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

This apple is perfect for smaller gardens as you dont need another tree to produce a crop of sweet, crisp and aromatic fruits that have a thin, bright red skin. Its delicious flavour makes it popular with children, and it has a good resistance to many of the common diseases. Small enough to grow in a large pot (provided they are kept well fed and watered), the fruits are usually ready to harvest in September.

Pollination information: This apple belongs to pollination group 3, however it is partially self fertile, so does not need a pollinating partner to produce a crop of apples. For a bumper crop, it can be cross-pollinated with other apples in this group.

  • Garden care:
    When planting your apple tree, prepare a hole up to three times the diameter of its root system. Fork over the base of the pit in readiness, incorporating plenty of organic matter into the backfill and planting hole. Avoiding frozen and waterlogged soil, trees should be planted out as they arrive. If you've ordered a bare root tree, soak the roots in a bucket of water for half an hour prior to planting - or if this is not possible, they can be heeled in temporarily, covering their roots with soil, or potted up. Once in the ground, stake firmly and keep the base weed-free. Apply a balanced fertiliser in early spring to support growth and fruiting and provide regular watering during hot, dry spells. The main winter prune, avoiding frosty conditions, involves removing dead, dying, and diseased wood to create an open crown. Additionally, reduce leaders and laterals by a third to establish an airy structure without crisscrossing branches. In August, summer prune by shortening side shoots longer than 20cm (8”) back to three leaves, promoting fruit ripening and encouraging more fruit buds.
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