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Malus domestica ‘Exeter Cross’

Malus domestica 'Exeter Cross' - Plant in pot
Malus domestica ‘Exeter Cross’ – Plant in pot

I have been wanting to get a little tree in the space at the back of the top of my Main Bed all year, and decided on an Apple tree. I waited until the winter and was going to buy one online, but just couldn’t decide and then when I had decided they were out of stock.

Malus domestica 'Exeter Cross' - Label
Malus domestica ‘Exeter Cross’ – Label

This little tree ‘Exeter Cross’ was found in St Bridgets nurseries in Exeter and it was just a perfect shape, group and a lovely local tree. I bought it there and then. It sat in a pot for a couple of weeks and was finally planted on 20/12/2020.

August fruiting, pollination group 3, so should match the James Grieve next door. It is on an MM106 Rootstock, so should be easy to control. I don’t really want it to get too big. Just a nice sized standard.

Malus domestica 'Exeter Cross' - December 2020
Malus domestica ‘Exeter Cross’ – December 2020

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