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Britain has a rich history of apple trees. They are associated with the areas - or even villages - they come from. Here in Somerset we are in cider land, and are surrounded by villages with their own apple varieties - Yarlington Mill, Kingston Black...
Many varieties have their own stories to tell. You can find the apples Captain Cook took on his voyages here, or, incredibly, even buy direct descendants from the tree under which Isaac Newton sat.
Not only that, but old fashioned apple trees can provide a rich, attractive and varied habitat for some our of rarest flora and fauna - as well as some of our more familiar friends.
Have a look at our guide to planting, which will explain apple rootstocks and planting distances, and pollination groups.
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Apple Trees Advice & Guides
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Planting bare root plants (Video)
Our video guide on how to plant your bare root apple plants.