The ultimate miniature apple tree with two varieties on one tree. A partner tree is not required. The ideal option where space is limited. A perfect gift. Three combinations are available.
- Two varieties on one tree
- No partner tree required
- Patio, Balcony or Garden
- Fruits in the first year
- Remains miniature
- An ideal gift
Coronet is a true miniature apple tree. It may be planted in the smallest space – mature height is only 5ft. (1.5m)
Coronets bear fruit even in their first year. You may purchase the tree in spring and pick fruit that autumn.
Garden or Patio
Coronets can be grown in the garden soil or in a pot. Being miniature they will not outgrow their pot and you can even take the tree with you if you move!
Easy to Grow
Coronets require almost no pruning and their small size makes them easy to maintain.
Coronets offer a wide range of varieties, including types no longer found in shops.
Coronets provide interest in the garden from spring till autumn; you can watch the apples develop and pick them in peak condition directly off the tree.
Coronets make the ideal gift: it is unique, original and distinctive.
Before You Buy
The Family Coronet is self pollinating which means it will set it’s own crop of apples without a partner.
When to Plant
Coronets from garden centres (container grown) may be planted at any time of year. Coronets by mail order (bare rooted) should be planted between November and the beginning of April .
Planting in Gardens
Prepare a hole twice the size of the pot. Drive in a tree stake a little off centre. Tease out any matted roots. With the top of the compost 15mm above surrounding soil tie tree firmly to stake. If possible choose a sunny spot, sheltered from the prevailing wind. If the soil is poor dig a large hole (1 m x 1 m x O.5m deep) and fill it with good loam soil and/or planting compost. Coronets grow satisfactorily in most garden soils. However wet soils (subject to waterlogging) are unsuitable.
Planting in Tubs
Coronets are ideal for containers, you can have an apple tree even if your soil is unsuitable. Pots should be at least 25 litre. Plant firmly in fertilised compost with the old soil mark at the top of the compost.
Water thoroughly after planting and in dry weather in the first year. Trees in tubs must have moist compost throughout the year.
Coronets need permanent staking. Use a long lasting stake. Tie the tree firmly using an adjustable strap tie or stretchable material.
After You Buy
Feed in March with a slow release fertiliser (available in most garden shops). Apply only sufficient for the tree: too much is worse than none at all.
Pests and Diseases
Most pests control each other in the garden. However greenfly may need one spray. Apple scab is the main disease. Spray when the tree comes into leaf and three to four times afterwards at two to three week intervals. Do not spray at blossom time when bees are active. The small compact Coronet is easy to spray.
To help the tree become established it is best to reduce the number of apples to about six in the first year. Cut off any other fruitlets in June. In following years remove fruitlets to leave developing apples about 5cm [2ins] apart.
Coronets require almost no pruning. If strong branches develop they may be cut back in winter. Cut out any dead or diseased branches.