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(B) Norfolk Beefing Apple Trees - Sold Out


Collection of orders by arrangement preferred but online orders also accepted for despatch usually within 5-7 working days.


Red fruit
For the North
For juicing

We are fortunate and very pleased to be able to offer stock of this famous, sought after and truly excellent old variety. Norfolk 'Bif fin' as it is known, was popular amongst Norwich bakers and was frequently dispatched to London fruitiers as a great delicacy. The large handsome fruits are dark green heavily flushed with dark mahogany red and may be used from early October. In store they last and last, by March becoming sweet enough for dessert use. Cooked, they are superb for all purposes and seldom need sugar. Stewed, they keep their shape, and is considered THE apple for slow baking, developing a rich and unmistakable flavour, they have been used in the production of apple crisps - and also for cider making. The Trees are fairly vigorous and eager to please with very heavy crops. Some thinning is necessary in years of over exuberance! Highly recommended -although we should not really say this as stocks are only just sufficient for us to list it! We hope to build stocks to more favourable levels in subsequent years. Our grateful thanks to Mrs Mahalsky. Wide range of pollinators are suitable.

(B) Norfolk Beefing Apple Trees - Sold Out

For an explanation of the various apple rootstocks and choices available click here

Our Apple Trees are available in the following

  • Miniature tree (M27 Rootstock)
  • Dwarf Tree (M9)
  • Semi Vigorous Tree (M26)
  • Vigorous tree tree (M106)
  • Very vigorous tree (M25)
  • Cordon Tree
  • Mini Cordon Tree
  • Supercolumns
  • Stepover Tree
  • Half Standard
  • Espaliers
  • Fans

Sending a tree through the post isn't easy, so our parcels are expertly packed to keep your goods in the best condition. There is no surcharge on the delivery of larger parcels/orders.

Tree size as supplied varies but is usually between 3.5' - 4.5' on despatch. A few varieties might be slightly smaller, some a little bigger, of course it does vary but this is a good average. WE SUPPLY YOUNG TREES - and are proud to do so. Although we are sometimes requested to supply older/bigger trees, the percieved advantages are outwighed by disadvantages! Older trees take longer to establish and will fruit no more quickly. The young trees we send out grow away and establish so quickly and healthily & often yield within 1 season of planting. Our customers even report fruits the first year of planting! All professional fruit growers prefer to plant young trees rather than older.

Our soft fruit bushes are usually 2 years old.
Everything is stringently graded, grown on the nursery and well packed!

  • No need to be in - You can request your parcel to be left in a safe place, or stipulate an alternative delivery address, at the checkout.
  • Free 16 page booklet with every order dealing with all aspects of fruit growing.

Gold Standard Health & Quality

Chris Bowers' Gold StandardWe have in place very rigorous standards for the health, providence and uniformity of all our fruiting plants & trees. Our Nursery and the stock we grow is inspected and passported for health regularly by DEFRA experts [formerly the Ministry of Agriculture] and we have in place our own stringent controls and inspection programmes to ensure our fruiting bushes and trees are the best, most disease free stocks available and truly beyond compare.

We always propagate from certified stock where this exists and have the highest standards regarding providence and grading. If only the very best will do - as it should - then you can rely on a Chris Bowers fruiting plant to give the most exemplary results available. We firmly believe that only the very healthiest stock can and does produce vastly superior results - and it shows.

Our Guarantee

We are proud of each & every plant & tree we despatch from our Nursery. If it fails to thrive or live up to your expectations we will replace or refund it. This is in addition to your statutory rights. We may rarely ask for details of care and cultivation given to it, or arrange for a return of the item for inspection, to assist in our own programme of improvement.