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 Meridian is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Meridian was raised at EMRS Kent in1872. A very good modern apple for garden growing. A good yield from an easily grown tree.
Meridian Apple tree – Season:
Harvest early October, will keep into February in good condition.
Meridian - appearance:
Medijm sized and quite highly coloured with handsome raspberry red flushing.
Meridian apple trees – flavour:
Generally sweet and lightly aromatic; prefferred by many Cox eaters. Keeps well in storage with little loss of quality.
Cropping & Growth
Medium grower, can be quite angularly branched. Hardy and generally disease free.
Meridian - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties: