Apple Tree - Pig Skin
Origin: Anglesey, 1850s
Apple Taste: Nutty, juicy
Flowering Group : 2
Rootstock: M106 or M25
Size : Maiden
Harvest : October
Pig Skin is more likely than not a sport of Egremont Russet, with very pretty colourful apples. The fruit's rough, russeted skin lends its name to the variety and means it keeps well.
Supplier : Ian Sturrock & Sons
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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.
Like all our apple trees, we offer Pig Skin apple trees 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.