Apple (Malus domestica) Cheddar Cross / M26
Dessert apple. Pick October, use Nov-Jan. Flower group C. Fruit medium size, flushed & striped dark pink. Flesh yellow, juicy, crisp with a mellow acidity. Tree moderately vigorous. M26 is a semi-dwarfing rootstock giving trees about 2.5-3.5 m (8-12 ft) high.
Out of stock (A selection of warm-weather plants will be available June 2022. All other trees and perennials will be orderable from late July, for autumn/winter delivery)
All bare root maidens or two year old trees on M27, M26, or MM106 rootstock.
M27 is very dwarfing, making a tree about 1.5-2 m (5-6½ ft) high. Requires staking where exposed and good growing conditions.
M26 is a useful all-round semi-dwarf rootstock, making a bush tree growing 2.5-3.5 m (8-12 ft) high, also good for cordons. Requires staking for the first few years.
MM106 is slightly more vigorous than M26, making a bush or half standard around 4 m (13 ft) high, also good for cordons. Doesnt usually need staking.
Unless self-fertile, all varieties require cross pollination; choose a variety with the same or an adjacent flower group (eg. B in column fg will be pollinated by A, B or C).