Glyn Mawr (1790s, Bala)
History & Discovery
Friend of Ian Sturrock, Dr Oliver Prys Jones found this late cooking apple by the old cottage that was occupied by his ancestors from 1790 to 1920. Cooks to a firm apple puree.
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.