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(B) Meridian Apple Trees


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


Crisp-crunchy texture
Refreshing flavour
Mid season
Disease resistance
For the North

A new variety with an English Garden Apple Taste! Raised at East Malling Research from a cross between Cox's Orange and Falstaff. Meridian has been exhaustively trialled and tested at tasting panels to find out if 'the public' really do like the flavour, before the variety was commercially launched. The tasting panel were asked to rate each variety trialled, giving points for flavour, texture and appearance. Meridian scored very well and was preferred by most Cox eaters. Infact it actually beat Coxs in the trial results as well as popular varieties like Spartan, Egremont Russett and Golden Delicious. Meridian is a fairly large and attractive apple of stripey orange red over a pale green background. It is ready for picking mid September and has already been stored with ease until January and will probably keep longer than this. Importantly stored fruits of Meridian lose very little of their firm crisp texture and also maintain their juicy, slightly acidic flavour too. The tree itself is angular and freely branched and yields have been 30% higher than Queen Cox. Although it is not as disease resistant as some of the other new apple varieties today, it has greater resistance to powdery mildew than Cox and its clones and will be a largely trouble free garden variety. Easily pollinated by a wide range of mid season flowering apples but do not rely on Cox and its varieties. Having passed such specific tasting tests in such emphatic style, you can plant Meridian with every confidence. An excellent long term storing variety with a flavour guaranteed to please!

(B) Meridian Apple Trees

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.