Coronet’s unique properties are developed by holding the trees in our nursery for four years. The trees are changed from their vigorous juvenile phase to the Coronet’s characteristic slow-growing cropping condition. This is achieved by expert periodic root and branch pruning and detailed attention to nutrition.
Regular apple trees are supplied as two-year-old trees. They continue growing for a number of years in the garden. Annual pruning and shaping is required, which most people know little about.
Why is Coronet Different?
- Crops Immediately
When purchased the trees are full of fruit buds. They will crop even in their first year. Buy the tree in spring and you will have apples that autumn.
- Remains Miniature Permanently
Grown on the most dwarfing root stock and past it’s juvenile vigorous growth phase, they grow only a tiny amount in your garden.Here is a 42-year-old Coronet tree, still hail and hearty.
- Easy to Grow
Coronets need no pruning. Other apple trees need annual pruning – something most people know little about. Coronets need almost no maintenance.
- For Garden Patio or Balcony
Coronets will grow in garden soil or in pots. Being miniature they will not out-grow their space and will continue cropping for many years.
- Superb Varieties
The varieties selected for coronets are those with excellent flavours. Some are old such as James Grieve and Cox’s Orange and some reasonably modern like Falstaff and Red Windsor.
How is it Done?
Miniature status is achieved by regulating tree vigour before dispatch from our nursery. This is done by various cultural means, rather like producing bonsai trees. They include periodic branch and root pruning and detailed attention to watering and nutrition. These cultural treatments slow down vegetative growth and change the tree from it’s vigorous juvenile phase to it;s mature cropping condition. We are experienced at this work, having been doing it for over twenty five years.