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Could you propagate a customised family apple tree?

Question

Asked by: Sedina  from England, 31-Jul-2017

Good afternoon, Is it possible for you to create a family apple tree with my choice of varieties? I am after a Scrumptious/Bramley and one other crisp dessert apple

Answer

Thanks for the interesting enquiry. The answer is technically "yes", we could create a bespoke family fruit trees ... but it would take 2-3 years to reach the same size and the resulting tree would be very expensive.

If you want to fit several apple trees into a small space, a better alternative might be to choose varieties grafted on the M27 rootstock, which keeps the height down to around 6ft. This article might help: In praise of the M27 apple rootstock.