Arthur Turner cordon tree
Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon Arthur Turner trees is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Arthur Turner is a good early cooker that excels for baking. It is very frost tolerant and has beautiful blossom. It originated in Berkshire in the early 1900’s.
Arthur Turner Cordon tree – Season:
Early; harvest Arthur Turner from late August, the fruits can be used throughout September and can also be sliced and frozen.
Arthur Turner – appearance:
Medium-large pale green becoming slightly yellow; occassional pink blush on the sunny side.
Arthur Turner apple trees – flavour:
Slightly tart and robust at first mellows later and needs little sugar; excels for culinary use only.
A cooking apple. Known as the perfect apple for baking, apple dumplings, and slicing and freezing. Makes a good apple sauce.
Cropping & Growth
A vigorous tree which can be container by the use of dwarfing rootstocks. Heavy and regular cropper. Generally healthy, can sometimes get mildew.
Arthur Turner - Pollination: Pollination group is ‘B’ so choose any varieties in that group to partner. Here are some suggested varieties: