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.
1945 raised, this famous variety is considered one of the best-tasting earlies.
George Cave Apple tree – Season:
George Cave Apple - appearance:
Small to medium sized conical greenish yellow fruits, heavily striped carmine red.
George Cave apple trees – flavour:
Refreshing, slightly sharp but a good balance of sugars and acidity, not as cloyingly sweet as some earlies can be.
An early dessert, could be cooked with before fully ripe if desired.
Cropping & Growth
Medium grower, often yields well, fruit can crack in rainy years.
George Cave apple trees - Pollination: ‘B’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Here are some suggested varieties:
Beauty of Bath
Cox's Orange Pippin