|Latin name:||Malus domestica 'Red Spur Delicious'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||August - October|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Growing Height:||100 - 200 cm|
|Planting distance:||100 - 200 cm|
Prepare a suitably sized hole in good, loose soil for your Malus domestica 'Red Spur Delicious. Plant the patio apple at the right depth in the planting hole - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Water immediately after planting. This patio apple tree grows best in a sunny spot.
Potted patio apple tree
This small apple tree grows perfectly in a pot. The tree takes up little space but produces apples just as big as on a normal sized apple tree. Stand your patio apple 'Red Spur Delicious' in a sunny, sheltered spot.
The patio apple tree 'Red Spur Delicious' is easy to grow. Just water it regularly. Are you growing your patio apple tree in a container? Then never let the pot dry out. Early in the year, we recommend some fertiliser with low nitrogen (N) and high potassium (K) content.
Pruning a patio apple tree
This young tree requires regular pruning to ensure a good shape. Keep 5 main branches per tree. In January, the new shoots on a mature tree can be pruned back by half. Do not prune when there is frost around.
A patio apple tree is a slow grower and therefore takes up little space. To ensure fruiting, plant the patio apple tree close to another variety for pollination. By doing this you are assured of fruiting. The fruit can be picked in October and November. Did you know that the apple is part of the rose family? Look closely at the beautiful white blossoms and you'll be sure to see the resemblance to a single-flowering rose.