Lord Stradbroke 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 Stradbroke is a sweet tasting cooker that was raised by Lord Stradbroke’s head gardener, Mr Fenn, at Henham Hall near Wangford, Suffolk in 1900. Mr Fenn was dutifully awarded the RHS Certificate of Merit in 1905 for his work. The apple has many names, most commonly known as Lord Stradbroke but also rather rebelliously as Fenn’s Wonder or Fenn’s Seedling. Its large round shape is covered with a deep red almost maroon ribbed skin which contains light flesh with excellent cooking qualities.
Our Apple Lord Stradbroke 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|
|Harvest Time ||Early October|
|Bare Root Maiden ||A small single stemmed first year tree||£18.95|
|Bare Root Feathered Maiden||A second year tree, has had its leader pruned to create multiple small side branches||£24.95|
|Bare Root Half Standard ||An establishing tree which is older than a feathered, pruned further to start creating the head of the tree.||£32.50|
|10 Litre Pot||A beautifully semi formed tree which is bearing fruit||£42.00|