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The Mother Tree is an initiative of Schumacher College, a department of The Dartington Hall Trust,

which is registered in England as a company limited by guarantee (no. 1485560) and a charity (no 279756).

Registered office: The Elmhirst Centre, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL.  VAT no. 402196875.

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In early August this apple is a delight. The bright red apples adorn the trees and reward the pickers with a good flavoured apple with attractively pink stained flesh. This apple arose with market gardeners near Bath in Somerset in the 1860s and the fruit has a tendency to fall from the tree when ripe, so farmers traditionally laid straw beds to catch them. The fruit is best eaten the day it is picked, and is definitely not one to keep, but the surplus can be turned to juice that maintains a lovely pink tinge.

 

Flowering group C (Early-Mid)

 

MM106 rootstock gives a semi-dwarfing tree that will reach 4m in height. It will start fruiting at 3-4 years.

 

Tree comes as a maiden whip (1 year tree with no branches). The trees are bareroot, so the tree will arrive with bare roots (without soil) wrapped up ready for planting out or heeling in. Available only in dormant season (November-April).

Beauty of Bath MM106 1 yr

£10.00Price
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