Lord Derby Apple
Economy or Premium SelectionEconomy - rooted into its pot but a further season before moving up a pot size.
Premium - more growth in its pot. More mature than Economy
Lord Derby makes large green cooker turning yellow with age. A firm sub acid flesh which is good for pies. Strong sharp flavour requiring some sugar when cooked. Heavy cropper and regarded by some as the best cooker if used when still fresh in November and December before the green skin turns to yellow. Bred by a Stockport nursery in Cheshire 1862 making it a good choice for northern or exposed areas and with good disease resistance. Also has attractive apple pink blossom in spring
Our Apple Lord Derby bare rooted trees are lifted at the start of the bare root season in November, when the apple trees become dormant, and made available through to March the following year. This period is the ideal time for economical planting. You will however have to wait a year to pick your crop as bare root trees cannot be picked in their first year. For all year round planting why not choose from our selection of container grown apple trees. They do cost more but are older, more established and ready to crop.
We use and recommend planting with friendly myccorrhizal fungi such as Rootgrow. This helps to produce a stronger root system thereby aiding establishment. We also use and can supply Blood, Fish and Bone - a tried and trusted natural all round fertilizer. Alternatively, to help give your tree the best start you can incorporate our carefully blended mix of compost to help give your tree all the vital nutrients and minerals it needs to flourish in your garden. It is good practice to firmly secure and support your tree with a good stake and tie to aid in its establishment. Download our planting guide to help you with any questions that you may have or call us on the number below and we will be pleased to help.
|Rootstock||Our Apple trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks|
|Use ||Cooker |
|Harvest Time ||October|
|Bare Root Maiden ||A young single stemmed first year tree ||£15.50|
|Bare Root Feathered Maiden||A second year or older tree, pruned to create multiple small side branches||£19.75|
|Bare Root Half Standard ||An establishing tree with a clear stem, older than a feathered. It has been pruned and worked in the nursery by skilled hands to start creating the crown of the tree. A good ready shaped and finished tree for you to enjoy. ||£32.00|
|10 Litre Pot||Our youngest pot grown tree that is most economical for all year around planting, also ready to fruit and crop||£38.00|