Apple Tree - Lord Derby
Origin: Cheshire, 1862
Apple Taste: Strong, sharp
Flowering Group : 4
Rootstock: M106 or M25
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Harvest : October
Vigour : Strong
Lord Derby is a very prolific late culinary apple, popular among Victorians. The tree is very hardy and suitable for the North; good resistance to scab and succeeds well on wet soils. Thin Lord Derby's fruit in June for the best sized apples.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Lord Derby 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, 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 Lord Derby 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.