Apple Tree - George Carpenter
Origin: West Byfleet, Surrey, 1902
Apple Taste: Juicy, aromatic
Flowering Group : 3
Size : Maiden
Harvest : September
Vigour : Strong
George Carpenter was the head gardener at West Hall Gardens, West Byfleet, Surrey - now a care home. I wonder if they know about their apple? George crossed a Blenheim Orange with a King of the Pippins to produce not a King Orange but his own apple tree. The apples are delicious, with a rich aromatic flavour, close to Ribston Pippin.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of George Carpenter apple trees to Common Ground
See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.
We supply apple trees on the most vigorous rootstocks available. They were created specifically for use in the UK and produce healthy, heavy cropping trees for our weather conditions. M106 produces a good garden sized apple tree, between 3 and 4 metres tall. Grown as a free standing tree it won't need staking, although initially best to use a cane to support your new plant. M25 rootstock will produce the 4m plus standard trees of a traditional orchard, where they would be planted between 6 and 8 metres apart. Please refer to our size guide for details.
All our apple trees are bare root. At the height of the lifting season there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for George Carpenter apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed in September ready for dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.