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    Default self fertile cooker?

    Is there any such thing as a self fertile cooking apple. I've only got room for 1 and there aren't others round about (I don't think).

    Can anyone suggest a variety or weblionks?
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    I don't know about that but you can get Bramley as part of a family tree.

    http://www.deaconsnurseryfruits.co.u...alfamilytrees/

    have triples.
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    Thanks Earthbabe,

    Amy enjoying seeing your JAs popping up above ground this week.
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    Nice one - I'm enjoying seeing my earlies pop their heads through the piles of earth over them and the pear tree in blossom.
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    Hi Johnty, most apples are self sterile or only partial self fertile at best. If you only have room for 1 variety a family tree would be best.

    However, have you thought about growing a row of apple trees as cordons. I have 6 in a row along one plots boundary and they take up no more room than a row of say raspberry canes and you can plant varieties which are all from the correct pollinating groups, maximising your crop.

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    Rev W. Wilks and Crawley Beauth are self fertile cookers!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

    Diversify & prosper



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    Nigella lawson is a fertile cooker
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