Afal Siampen (1960s, Bont Newydd)
History & Discovery
The original apple tree was given to Mrs Huws (Bont Newydd) in the 1960’s by Lady Newborough. Prior history unknown, as are the origins of the name.
An early eater. Pick in September, and surprisingly, will keep until November. The skin is bright red over a pale yellow background. It has a lovely white flesh.
Pollination group B.
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 (left) and small tie-on label included.