THE TWELVE APPLE TREES OF CHRISTMAS!
Twelve unique and precious apple trees from Brogdale are up for grabs!
Did you know that when you buy an apple tree, it has almost certainly been grafted. This is because if you plant an apple pip, it doesn’t grow into the same variety of apple as the fruit it came from. So grafting is the answer!
Fruit tree grafting has been practiced for thousands of years. It uses the root stock of a tree as a host for a ‘bud’ from the variety being grown.
Grafting fruit trees
The trees in the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale are grown this way to ensure the varieties do not change. At Brogdale we have expert grafters at Grow at Brogdale who graft from our own heritage trees as they can sell unique trees grafted from the National Fruit Collection. They have grafted 12 different trees especially for us as our fabulous Christmas give-away. Find out below how to win an apple tree with Brogdale Collections.
Win an apple tree competition
Twelve lucky winners will receive one of our exceptional trees, grafted from root stocks from our amazing fruit collection one year ago.
To enter our competition to win an apple tree – check out our Facebook or Instagram accounts for our competition post. Leave a comment telling us what you would name your own apple variety and why. We’re hoping to see answers that make us laugh; warm our hearts or impress us with their cleverness!
These are the varieties being offered as prizes in our Win an Apple Tree competition
- Belle de Tours
- Red Winston
- Orleans Reinette
- Court of Wick
- William Crump
- Oaken Pin
- Winter Gem
- Charles Ross
- Winter Banana
Check out our social media for competition details:
See our social media competition terms and conditions here.