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mature apple tree where can i buy and are there any problems


 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:08 pm    Post subject: mature apple tree where can i buy and are there any problems Reply with quote

I am in Galway and looking to get an apple tree for our backgarden. Ideally I am looking for something on an MM106 rootstock.
Most places seem to only have upto a 2yr old tree and I was firstly hoping to get a slightly more mature tree (maybe around 5yr old?).
So does anyone know where I can source such a tree and secondly is there any reason not to plant one of that age?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest Mark, I would always be a believer in putting them in young to allow the roots cope with the amount of top growth put on initially. Your local garden centres should be able to order in 5yr old apple trees for you, but they are probably more interested in selling Christmas trees at the moment. Razz
If all fails and you are willing to take a drive up to Clare, you can try these guys http://www.irishseedsavers.ie/content.php?page=10 . They grow over over 140 different types of Irish apple trees and should have a few 5yr old ones tucked away somewhere for sale. Give them a call.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the answer cooler. I agree with you over young trees but with the garden being new and likewise with the surrounding houses I am just being impatient to get a bit of height and maturity to the garden
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