Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitchen/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.
This is one of the most famous garden apple trees of all, 1800’s St Johns Worcester. Believed to be a seedling of Devonshire Quarrenden. Worcester is the predominant second early apple.
Worcester Pearmain stepover apple tree – Season:
Harvest during September to enjoy at it’s best.
Worcester Pearmain – appearance:
A conical apple of medium size, pale yellow with light pinky red flush and striped predominating.
Worcester Pearmain apple trees – flavour:
Allowed to ripen properly on the tree a fine apple, sweet and juicy with a delicate hint of strawberries. Commercial sho-bought samples are usually disappointing.
Best for dessert use.
Cropping & Growth
A very good cropper on a tree of medium vigour that is easy to grow but unsuited to cordon growing. Best as a bush tree.
Worcester Pearmain Apple Trees - Pollination: Pollination group ‘C’ partner with any varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties:
Self fertile Cox's