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  • Eventual height: 4.5m
  • Eventual spread: 4.5m

apple 'Surprize'

apple Surprize

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
bare root MM106 £39.99
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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 lightly dappled shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Ultimate size on MM106 rootstock: 4.5 x 4.5m
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pollination group: this apple belongs to pollination group 2 (flowering mid-season)

    Crunch through the bright orange skin of this recently introduced apple and you'll find pink-coloured flesh, which has a crisp and juicy texture - and a delicious flavour. Ready to harvest in September, if you have more than you can eat (or pass on to your friends and family), they can be stored carefully and eaten anythime up until Christmas.

  • Garden care: Keep the base of the tree weed free, fertilise at the beginning of each year and water regularly during hot, dry spells. The main prune should be done in the winter as long as it isn't frosty or freezing. Take out the 3Ds (dead, dying and diseased wood) and create an open shape. Then reduce the leaders back by a third. Aim to create an airy structure without any crisscrossing branches. Summer prune in August by shortening any side shoots (or laterals) which are longer than 20cm back to three leaves. This will allow the sun to ripen the fruit and encourage more fruit buds. Make sure that the growth you’re cutting away feels firm to the touch.

  • Pollination information: This apple belongs to pollination group 2, so you will need to plant one other different variety of apple to guarantee cross pollination, and a subsequent bumper crop. Ideally this should come from the same pollination group, however it is possible to use one from group 3 as well.
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