Organic Fiesta Dessert Apple, also known as 'Red Pippin' has flushed red skin and sweet and juicy flesh, a good, regular cropping variety which is similar to Cox.
The Fiesta apples are flat round to round in shape and has some self fertlity, which is uncommon in apples, but will always do better with other varieties around. A result of a cross between Cox & Idared at East Malling Research Station in Kent in the 1980's it crops regularly and the apples keep well. Like some of the modern varieties it grows well organically and unlike Cox will perform well in most parts of the UK. If growing just a few trees this variety would be a good choice.
The Fiesta Apple Trees are available on Moderate Vigour (MM106) and Semi Dwarfing (M26) Rootstock and can be harvested from late September and can be stored under the correct conditions until January.
Organic Fiesta Dessert Apple Trees are despatched in bare-root form between November and March
- Organic Fiesta Apple Tree - produces red skinned dessert apples with sweet, juicy flesh similar to Cox
- Available on Moderate Vigour and Semi Dwarfing Rootstock
- Moderately vigorous (MM106 Rootstock) reaches 3.6m-5.5m (12-18ft) high
- Semi dwarfing (M26 Rootstock) reaches 3m-4.5m (10-15ft)
- Fruits in 2-3 years
- Raised on Soil Association certified and DEFRA inspected specialist nursery
- Grow as a bush tree or train as an espalier or cordon
- Pollination group C
- Harvest from late September - will store until January in correct conditions
- Prune in winter when dormant
- Supplied with siting, planting and training leaflet
- Comes in maiden form for easy training and pruning
- See our Guide to Successful Fruit Trees for more growing advice
Delivery - delivery of your fruit trees is £9.95 to most parts of the UK. Unfortunately fruit trees are unable to be delivered to Northern Ireland and Eire. Customers in the Scottish highlands and islands should e-mail our Customer Services Department or telephone on 0333 400 6400 (local rate) for a quotation.
Planting and Delivery Information
See our Guide to Successful Fruit Trees for more growing advice
Planting - do not attempt to plant your fruit trees when the ground is frozen or waterlogged. The trees can be stored in their packaging in an outbuilding or garage for 2-3 days, or can be heeled into the soil where the ground is not as frozen. Alternatively, plant up in large pots or containers and ensure the roots have good contact with the soil.
Delivery - delivery of your fruit trees is £9.95 to most parts of the UK. Unfortunately fruit trees are unable to be delivered to Northern Ireland and Eire. Customers in the Scottish highlands and islands should e-mail our Customer Services Department or telephone on 0333 400 6400 for a quotation.