Red Devil Apple
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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
Red Devil is a relatively modern dessert apple, developed by Hugh Ermen a very influential apple enthusiast and named after the Red Devil Parachute team. This mid-season apple is distinguishable by its attractive pink juice and unusual red flesh. The flesh of the Red Devil is crisp and strongly fruity; the flavour often described as strawberry-like.
The flesh of the Red Devil apple is in fact white, but it becomes stained with red pigment which grows inwards from the skin. One parent of the Red Devil is Discovery, which sometimes shares this characteristic to a lesser degree.
The Red Devil tree is a popular garden variety in the UK; as well as its attractive pink and zesty flesh it is self fertile and has a well earned reputation for good resistance to disease. It is also an ideal fruit tree for all areas, being hardy to most weather conditions. The fruit are best picked in September and eaten straight from the tree or can be stored until end of December.
Our Red Devil Apple bare rooted trees are lifted in November and made available through to March when the apple trees are dormant; this period is the ideal time for planting. Once the bare root season has come to an end you can choose from our selection of pot grown apple trees, which are available for planting all year round. We recommend planting with a myccorrhizal fungi such as Rootgrow and some Blood, Fish and Bone to help improve impoverished soils.
To help give your tree the best start you can incorporate our carefully blended mix of potting compost to help give your tree all the vital nutrients and minerals it needs to flourish in your garden. We would also recommend supporting your tree with a good stake and tie to aid in its establishment. You can also download our planting guide to help you with any questions that you may have, alternatively you can call us on the number above.
|Rootstock||Our Apple trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks|
|Use ||Dessert Apple|
|Harvest Time ||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|
|20 Litre Pot||A semi formed tree which has started bearing fruit.||£58.00|