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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Ultimate size on M27 roostock: 1.8 x 1.8m (6 x 6ft)
  • Ultimate size on M26 rootstock: 3 x 3m (10 x 10ft)
  • Ultimate size on MM106 rootstock: 5.5 x 5.5m (18 x 18ft)
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Flower colour: white
  • Other features: top quality culinary apples with juicy, white flesh (mid-October)
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pollination Group: BT - flowering mid season, but this is a triploid so it will need two other pollinating partners

    This vigorous, spreading tree is covered in pure white, cup-shaped flowers in mid- and late spring, followed by top quality cooking apples. It is a high yield variety producing fruits with a white flesh that are ready to harvest in mid-October.

  • Garden care: Keep the base of the tree weed free, fertilise at the beginning of each year and water regularly during hot, dry spells. Remove damaged or crossing branches during the dormant season.

  • Pollination Information: This apple belongs to pollination group B, but it is also a triploid (T) so you will need need to plant two other different varieties of apples to guarantee cross pollination, and a subsequent bumper crop. Ideally these should come from the same pollination group, however it is possible to use ones from group A and C as well.

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    Fiesta apple tree

    Hello, I found your website via 'Gardenaction', who recommended you for the type of apple I'm after. I live in Cheshire and I've spent some time looking into the different apple varieties, but now have decided I'd like to buy a Fiesta apple tree. I know this is a Group B and wondered if you could recommend another apple - preferable one that is good for cooking - that would be a good pollinator. Our garden is not massive, so I need 2 compatible trees that I can keep under 3 metres tall and ideally for the amateur gardener (the Fiesta seems ideal for the eating apple!) I was thinking of a either a M26 or M27 - or one of each. Also - if I order online, how do the trees come packaged/protected. Many thanks for your help Lisa
    Asked on 12/16/2009 by Horswill

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    My apple tree is being choked by ivy

    I have just moved house and now have an old apple tree that is covered in very thick ivy. What is the best treatment if any?
    Asked on 7/31/2005 by val gray

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    • A:

      Your apple tree will get a new lease on life if you can get rid of the ivy. The best way to tackle it is up a ladder. As gently as you can you should peel off the ivy, cutting it back as you go. Once it is cut right back, treat the stump and any remaining foliage with a heavy duty tough weedkiller that contains glysophate. Be warned though that this weedkiller will kill off everything it comes in contact with, so you have to be very careful not to get it onto anything you want to keep. After the ivy has been killed off, you can give the apple a feed with a good general purpose plant food to give it a boost.

      Answered on 8/1/2005 by Crocus
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