Meridian is a modern English dessert apple. It has all the great qualities we expect in a modern apple, clean, great tasting and consistant! Skin is an attractive striped orange-red on a pale green background. Juicy, aromatic flavour which has a slight hint of lemon. A heavy cropper, disease resistant and stores well in March keeping its crisp texture.
M.27 - Very Dwarf. Produces the true mini tree, varieties reaching no more than 2 metres with little support required, excellent for the small garden. Fruit size small. Good for triploids on strong soils but will stunt diploides on poor soils. M.9 - Dwarf. Very productive and induces good fruit size. Poor anchorage needing permanent staking. Ideal for cordons and spindles. There are over 100 M9 types and together they account for the majority of commercial orchards worldwide. G.11- Dwarf. From the USA and bred in the 1960s this rootstock is a cross between M26 and Robusta 5. Resistant to fire blight, phytophthora and tolerant to frost, this rootstock is slightly more vigorous than M9 and more productive. M.26 - Semi Dwarf. Requires support on most sites. Good for bush and cordons in limited spaces. Suits certain varieties well i.e Bramley and Egremont Russet. Can induce 'bare wood' in some varieties such as Cox. Susceptible to woolly aphid. M.116 - Medium vigour. Although bred at East Malling Research Station some years ago this selection has only just become commercially available. Between MM106 and M26 in vigour this very productive rootstock has resistance to collar rot/phytophora, replant disease and woolly aphid. As productive as MM106 with 10% less vigour this is likely to prove to be an all round performer for many commercial (particularly cider) and amateur situations. MM.106 - Semi vigorous. General purpose for most types of tree; bush, cordon and half standard. Very productive from an early age. Can succumb to collar rot or phytophora on poorly drained soils. Resistant to woolly aphid. MM.111 - Vigorous. Produces a standard on good soils and half standard on poor soils, excellent collar rot and general disease resistance. Resistant to woolly aphid. M.25 - Very vigorous. Ideal for half and full standard trees. Heavy crops from an early age. Not resistant to woolly aphid. Cherries Gisela 5 - Dwarf. 50% of Colt. Ideal for commercial orchards, gardens and patio pots. Weigi®2 - Dwarf. Comparable vigour to Gisela 5 but more robust to heat differences and stress. Increased fruit size and productivity. Gisela 6 - Semi Dwarf. 75% of Colt. All the attributes of Gisela 5 but for less than good soils. Colt - Semi vigorous. Fully compatible with all varieties, will contain trees to 4 - 5 metres. Considered very productive until the arrival of Gisela. Still good for bush and half standard cherries on thin soils. Prunus F.12.1. - Very Vigorous. The best clonal selection of mazzard for standards. Good anchorage. Dispatched Wednesday /Delivery Friday