Baker’s Delicious (1932, South Wales)
History & Discovery
An old and justifiably famous South Wales apple, whose history and original name have now been lost. The present English name dates back to 1932.
A very early dessert apple. Picked and eaten straight from the tree in September. Rich, juicy, lots of sugar, acidity and quite strong aromatic flavour, with a deep cream coloured flesh.
Rootstock & Eventual Tree Size
All fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. The rootstocks determine eventual tree size.
Bigger trees are more robust & produce more fruit, but take up more space.
Always choose a bigger rootstock if you need extra anchorage or your soil is poor (very wet, dry or rocky). Small trees cannot compete with grass and weeds.
If you want your fruit tree to remain smaller than its eventual tree size, simply prune back in the summer.
(Unsure about summer pruning? Check out our video guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlF_ekXp5PA)
Pollination Group B
Bilingual product label and small “Welsh to the Core!” tie-on label (left) included.