Apple Tree - Forty Shilling
Origin: Cumberland, pre 1800
Apple Taste: Sharp
Flowering Group : 4
Size : Maiden
Harvest : September
Vigour : Strong
I can't tell you much about 'Forty Shilling', I'm afraid. It is a hardy apple, grown in Scotland in the past as well as in the Northwest, from where it apparently originated. Its fruit has an attractive red flush and is soft and juicy. It now seems rare - which is why we can't find a photograph of its fruit to show you. If it wasn't named after forty shilling freeholders it's an odd coincidence, but why it might have been I have no clue. Ideas, anyone?
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
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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 Forty Shilling 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.