A triple family apple tree consists of 3 apple varieties grafted on to the same stem, so that you have a 1-tree orchard - a good solution if space is limited. Each tree consists of a short central stem, from which three main arms radiate, one for each variety.
The apple varieties on each tree are selected to have compatible flowering times and will cross-pollinate each other. In addition each variety ripens at a slightly different time in the season so you will not have a glut of apples at the same time.
Order now for delivery week commencing 29th September 2014 onwards (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.
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No additional pollinators are required as the varieties which make up the family tree will cross-pollinate each other.
All our triple family apple trees are supplied on the MM106 rootstock, and will reach a mature height of 3m-4m / 10ft - 14ft after roughly 10 years.
These trees are fairly easy to look after, but it is a good idea to check every year or so that one of the three varieties is not starting to dominate the others.
If this size of tree is still too big for you, an alternative would be to choose 2-3 apple trees on the very-dwarfing M27 apple rootstock. Apple trees on this rootstock will never be bigger than about 1.75m / 6ft or so, and can be readily grown in patio containers. See our list of M27 apple trees for more details.
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All our trees are grown in the UK.