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
Opal is one of a number of old Heritage Essex varities that originated from the well known Essex Nursery of Seabrook and Sons around 1936. Produces a medium sized apple with mostly yellow skin with a slight red flush and broken red stripes. Flesh is crisp and juicy with a strong strawberry fruity flavour which reflects one of its parents Worcester Pearmain the other being Apple Rival
Our Apple Opal 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 September|
|Bare Root Maiden ||A young single stemmed first year tree ||£18.95|
|Bare Root Feathered Maiden||A second year or older tree, pruned to create multiple small side branches||£24.95|
|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. ||£32.50|
|10 Litre Pot||Our youngest pot grown tree that is most economical for all year around planting, also ready to fruit and crop||£42.00|