Arthur Turner fan espalier tree
Espalier or fan trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 180 x 180cm’s for a fan or espalier tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; Arthur Turner is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons.
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: