Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest avaailable rootstock, M27. Plant 120-150cm’s apart.
One of the best garden cookers, being fertile, easy to pollinate, trouble free and prolific. Bountiful apple tree was raised by EMRS Kent in 1964 from a cross between Cox’s Orange and Lanes Prince Albert.
Bountiful stepover – Season:
Harvest from early October; stores very well – into the Spring.
Bountiful stepover tree – appearance:
Medium sized, shiny skin of clean medium green, with just the occassional brownish orange flush on the sunny side.
Bountiful apple trees – flavour:
Much sweeter than most cookers, it can be enjoyed without the addition of sugar. When cooked keeps some shape but is tender and juicy.
Bountiful is a dynamic variety, being a very good culinary apple but is sweet enough for dessert use also later on.
Cropping & Growth
A compact and freely spurring little tree that is hardy and quite disease resistant.
Bountiful - Pollination: Pollination group is ‘B’ so choose any varieties in that group to partner. Bountiful is generally easy to pollinate with many other varieties, and also a good polinator itself.