Pen Caled (St. Dogmaels)
History & Discovery
This once well renowned mid-season cooking apple can still be found growing near St. Dogmaels Abbey, where the fruit tree is rumoured to have originated from.
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.
Pollination Group B
Bilingual product label and small “Welsh to the Core!” tie-on label (left) included.