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.
Syn Katja. Swedish raised in the 1940’s from a Worcester x James Grieve cross. A very popular garden variety that suits all area’s including the North.
Katy Apple stepover tree – Season:
Katy can be harvested in early September and keeps well, for an early, may be used into October.
Katy - appearance:
Broadly conical with white inner flesh and a shiny deep maroon red skin colour almost obliterating the base colour.
Katy apple trees – flavour:
Sweet and fruity with a slight hint of strawberries but has retained a little of the balancing acidity of James Grieve.
For dessert use and also juicing.
Cropping & Growth
Vigorous and healthy. A good cropper and frost hardy.
Katy - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
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