Malus 'Appletini' (PBR)
- within 2 weeks
- 13cm pot
- Standard £4.95
This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April and May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A new and compact form that produces a mass of pinkish white flowers in spring, followed by a generous crop of small bite-sized fruits, which hang on the tree for a long time and ripen from magenta purple to a rich red. The fruits are roughly the size of a ping pong ball, so much smaller than your average apple, but they taste delicious and as they can be eaten whole, they would be perfect for making mini toffee apples. They are self-fertile so will not need a pollination partner to produce their fruit. Perfect for smaller gardens, they will quite happily grow in a larger pot on the patio or planted in the border.
- Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Remove dead, diseased and crossing branches while the tree is dormant. Make sure you keep potted plants well fed and watered.