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(B) Saturn Apple Trees


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


Crisp-crunchy texture
Self fertile
Sweet flavour
Mid season
Disease resistance
For the North

New from East Malling. Truly outstanding for its high levels of disease resistance, Saturn is resistant to scab and mildew and always seems to be such a clean and healthy looking tree. It has been specifically recommended for the organic grower and will no doubt be of great interest to anyone who would rather garden with as little chemical intervention as possible. Apart from its disease resistance, Saturn is an excellent all round variety. The very evenly shaped, rather conical fruits are brightly blushed red on a green yellow background and have good sweet flavour. The flesh is very crisp with a high juice content - very satisfying to eat. The fruits can be picked in early October and will store well until January. Saturn is a heavy cropper with fruits of a large size and has performed well in climates both warm and cold. It forms a tree of average vigour which spurs and flowers freely. It is easily pollinated and will excel as all growing systems including the columnar type tree or bush etc. For a variety to be recommended by a commercial breeding Station for the Amateur Gardener is unusual; for it also to combine so many desirable attributes even more so. Saturn is without doubt a very important new variety and we are very proud to he the first to introduce it. Highly recommended. A valuable addition to the limited list of varieties which can be grown on their own. SATURN IS SELF FERTILE. All trees £1.00 extra.

(B) Saturn 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.