Fruit and Nut
Apples are generally not self fertile so will require a pollinator from the same or adjacent pollination group. For example:a cultivar (variety) in pollination group 3 will require a pollinator from groups 2, 3 or 4. Triploids require a pollinator from the same or adjacent pollination group but will not provide reciprocal pollination. Hence the pollinator of a triploid requires its own separate pollinator.
Please note that the flowering period of a given cultivar can vary from place to place, as can its relative position compared to other cultivars. The apple Newton Wonder is listed by some nurseries as being in flowering group 5 (in a scale running from 1 to 5), while in Martin Crawford's excelent Directory of Apple Cultivars it is in group D (in a scale running from A to H). The system employed here uses 5 groups, with group 1 being the earliest flowering.
Months listed refer to eating period. Some apples will keep considerably longer in good storage conditions.
Cultivars listed below are available on a range of different rootstocks: MM106, M116 (semi-vigorous), M25 (vigorous) or M111 (slightly less vigorous than M25 but more tolerant of waterlogging). M116 is a relatively new rootstock. It produces trees slightly smaller than MM106 but with similar crops plus greater resistance to disease.
A more limited selection of cultivars are available on dwarfing M9 rootstock (see below).
A few cultivars are available on M27 (ultra dwarfing rootstock). These rootstocks are more suited to very small gardens.
In addtion to the items listed below, we can supply many other cultivars at special request. There is a €5 surcharge per tree for special requests. Please contact us for further details.
Maiden - Young tree
Prices - barerooted trees
Maidens €18; Straight leads €24; Cordons and Bush trained €24; Half Standards €30
Orchard Collection Offer
Ten or more apple trees, mixed varieties (our choice) barerooted, two to three years old special offer price €10 ea.
For customers requiring a smaller number of trees, we have the Mini-Orchard Collection Offer: Six apple trees, mixed varieties (our choice) barerooted, two to three years old special offer price €12.50 ea.
Choice of MM106, M25 or M111 roostocks. This is a great bargain (the trees normally sell at €18-26 ea) for anyone looking for set up or extend an existing orchard. We will select the mix according to customer requirements in terms of eaters, cookers or cider apples. All varieties offered are suitable for Irish conditions.
For collection from our premises from early December till April (while stocks last) or delivered to your address (normal deliver rates apply). Please contact us for further information.
Cordon Collection (NEW)
10 or more apple trees, cordon trained on M9 dwarfing rootstock, any varieties, special offer price €19.20 ea (20 percent discount)
Cider Apple Collection (NEW)
10 or more apple trees, two year straight leads on M25 rootstock, Dabinette, Morgan's Sweet, Harry Masters (any combination) , special offer price €19.20 ea (20 percent discount)
Special offer for community orchard or school projects
Community orchard collection of 12 apple trees, two or three years old with fruiting spurs mixed varieties (M25, M111 or MM106 rootstock only) €100 delivery free to any address in Republic of Ireland.
New for 2013/14
Cordon apple trees on M9 rootstock
We are offering a limited range of apple varieties on dwarfing M9 rootstock - ideal for cordons, espalliers and for the smaller garden. Price (for cordons) €24 ea.
Varieties available: Beauty of Bath (e), Charles Ross (e/c), Discovery (e), Egremont Russet (e), Fiesta (e), Greensleeves (e), Grenadier (c), Herefordshire Russet (e), Lane's Prince Albert (c), Laxton's Supurb (e), Reverend W.Wilks (c) and Sunset (e). Stock is limited so order early to avoid disappoinment.
A selection of the best barerooted trees have been carefully root-pruned and have been grown on in large pots. The trees come in a variety of sizes. Prices start at €27. Please contact us for further details.
Barerooted trees - varieties
Beauty of Bath
Court of Wick
Court Pendu Plat
Katja (syn Katy)
Lane's Prince Albert
Rev W. Wilks
Ross non Pareil
St Edmund's Russet
Most varieties in stock but please enquiry before ordering
barerooted maidens €16.50 ea
Malus 'Harry Baker'
1-2 trees €12.00
Orders may be also collected by arrangement from our premises in Westport.
Additional ordering information
Please use the printable order form provided or simply list the items on a sheet of paper. Add up the total, including carriage if applicable. Do not forget to include your own address and phone number. Payment should be by cheque postal order or bank draft, made payable to the Sustainability Institute.
The Sustainability Institute