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    Thanks Pigletwillie....never thought of the bare rooted being more robust and as you say pot grown plants could be potbound and have a chequered history!

    Must admit the replies are the opposite to what I thought they would be, I thought it would be " Forget about bare rooted, they're cheap rubbish! Pah!"

    Just goes to show, once again, you're never to old to learn!
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    Most bare root trees are grown in the soil so have reosably unrestricted growth where as the others you cold pot up in pudding basin nearly
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    Sorted, I hope!

    Thanks for all your advice. I am now the proud owner of a bare rooted dessert apple tree.

    Apple
    Malus domestica Sunset

    Sunset apple is very similar to Cox but much easier to grow. An excellent garden substitute for Cox particularly for regions where Cox can not be grown successfully.
    Use: Dessert
    Season of Use: Oct-Dec
    Colour: Flushed
    Flavour: Aromatic
    Origin: Kent UK 1918
    Pollination Group: C
    Self-fertility: Self Fertile

    Went to several Garden Centres who I believe have lost the plot as far as plant sales are concerned. Loads of choice, but NO bare rooted and very,very expensive.
    All they seemed interested in was Santa's tacky grotto (Humbug!) and selling overpriced clothes to passing yuppies. They even have a delicatesen!

    Anyway, gripe over, went to Homebase who had four varieties of bare rooted appples. Fiesta, Sunset, Ellisons Orange and greensleeves. Didn't want green apple(greensleeves) so after returning home and having a look on net, plumbed for Sunset as it is self- fertile (others are partially self-fertile)

    I knew there was only one Sunset apple left so shot back over to Homebase and collared it, few broken tips but all in all it seems in good nick!

    Cripes this reply has turned into an epic! Never mind why use one word when 200 will do?

    Quite pleased with my 9.99's worth, now all I need is for it to stop raining and blowing a hooley so I can get it planted.

    Anyone any idea how long it will be before I get any apples?
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    Good one, Snadger - know what you mean about garden centers, there's one round here which is brill in the spring / summer but totally useless after about September as it has a Halloween spectacular followed by Santa's grotto, had problems even finding some ericaious (OK, can't spell!) compost the other week and you've no chances with seeds. Tend to get any trees etc via mail order as you get such a good choice, don't go in Homebase much as have always found it pretty expensive but after your success may try again.

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    Were lucky here as J cole and Son are just around the corner. They grow trees and shrubs for most of the big garden centres etc and have quite a gfew plantations nearby.

    My Victoria plum cost 22 but was nearly 10' high, was 5 years old and fruited this year and It was only planted in February.

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    Were lucky here as J cole and Son are just around the corner. They grow trees and shrubs for most of the big garden centres etc and have quite a gfew plantations nearby.

    My Victoria plum cost 22 but was nearly 10' high, was 5 years old and fruited this year and It was only planted in February.
    You're right, Piglet! You are VERY lucky..................... and I'm just jealous!!!!!

    However, I'll be very impressed with myself if I've got this quote business sorted, been trying to work it out for ages!

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    With a bit of luck & a following wind I would say you may have apples around September You may want to limit the crop this year though to allow it to establish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick the grief View Post
    With a bit of luck & a following wind I would say you may have apples around September You may want to limit the crop this year though to allow it to establish.
    That quickly? Didn't think I would get a crop the first year!
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