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    lollarossa is offline Germinator
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    Default Apple Trees

    I want to grow an eating apple tree but am confused about which is a good one and whether I need more than one for pollination. I really only want to grow a single one, in the ground rather than in a pot, and would prefer a crunchy, juicy sweet fruit.
    Any ideas anyone, please. Someone suggested a Russet, but am not to sure. Also suggested was James Grieve or Blenheim Orange.

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    It's difficult to recommend varieties of apple as taste is such a personal thing. However, I wouldn't bother with Blenheim Orange, it a superb cooker though

    Have you got any apple trees in near by gardens? If there are some these may well act as a pollenator for you so that will help.

    Avoid Triploid varieties as these need two pollenators otherwise it's a case of looking thru the catalogues & picking out the self fertile ones.
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    You should also consider where you live,don't go for early flowering ones if you get late frosts as you can lose part or all of your crop.
    Also,as I found out beware the mixed up label syndrome,you could end up with a variety you hadn't planned for.Specialist growers are getting my future business,whatever it is I'm buying,saves disapointments(I hope!!).

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    Thanks - have found good specialist nursery locally so will go and see them soonest.
    Lollarossa

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    Go for Discovery if your nurseryman reckons you can grow it!
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