Morgan Sweet (1800s, South Wales)
History & Discovery
This apple tree dates back to the C18th, very popular with South Wales coal miners as the tangy yet sweet juice was particularly refreshing down the pits.
Pick and eat in September. It has been used over the years as a popular cider variety, making a robust yet sweet early cider ready in time for for Christmas.
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.