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Bardsey

Bardsey
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2
Malus domestica

Bardsey apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock


History

The original tree was found growing wild on the island of Bardsey in 1998. It was subsequently popularised by local nurseryman Ian Sturrock, and identified as a unique new variety by experts at the UK National Fruit Collection. More information about the discovery of this fascinating variety and its cultivation can be found on the Bardsey website.



Bardsey characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):late September
    • Picking season:Mid
    • Keeping (of fruit):2-3 weeks
    • Food uses:Eating fresh, Culinary, Juice
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:2
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Precocity:Precocious
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Partial tip-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
    • Canker:Very resistant
    • Scab:Very resistant
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates, Mild damp climates
    • Cold hardiness (USDA):(8) 10F / -12C
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour:Orange / Red