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Finding space for an apple tree, whether at home or at the allotment, can reward a gardener with a bumper crop of fruit. Apples are ideally suited to the British climate as they flower relatively late in the spring, helping to protect their delicate blossom from frost. Apples can be tucked into a corner of a garden, or grown along a fence on a cordon.

Apple trees are divided into two main types: sweet eating apples, sometimes called dessert apples, that are grown to be eaten straight from the tree; and cooking varieties used in hot desserts, with a texture that softens into a mash like consistency during cooking.


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