Apple Tree - Mere de Menage
Origin: European, 18th century
Apple Taste: Sweet
Flowering Group : 3
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Vigour : Strong
Mere de Menage has very hardy, smart large red apples. Widely grown in the 19th century but especially in East Anglia. Confusingly, it's not the apple still known in France as Mere de Menage. It was originally also known here as 'Lord Combermere'; the first Viscount was a distinguished soldier fighting in the Peninsula War and in India. His country pile, an old abbey in Cheshire which he renovated in the Gothic style, had extensive formal gardens.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Mere de Menage 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, around 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 6m 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 Mere de Menage 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 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.