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Apple Alkmene

Product Description

Apple Alkmene

Also known as Early Windsor, dessert apple Malus domestica Alkmene was bred in Germany in the 1920s. The fruit is medium-sized, with yellowish-green skin heavily flushed with red. The creamy-white flesh is very firm and juicy, with a rich, aromatic, tart flavour, reminiscent of a Cox (one of its parents), but sharper and noticeably juicier. A fairly small tree with a bushy habit, it’s a good cropper, and a spur-bearer. It’s also a very attractive tree, with scented, pale pink flowers fading to white, and good autumn colour. Not for areas prone to late frosts, as it flowers quite early. Apple Alkmene holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Site: Sheltered, sunny site
Soil: Fertile, well-drained, loamy soil, preferably slightly acid to neutral
Position: Full sun
Pick: From early September
Keep: A week or two, but particularly good for juicing
Hardiness: Hardy
Pollination: Pollination Group 2
Uses: Eating, juicing; can also be used for cooking and drying


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If your full order is in stock, we usually deliver within a week to 10 days of receiving your order, often sooner. We will get in touch if there are any issues with availability - see Mail Order FAQ’s for more info.

DELIVERY:

Shipping times are usually within 3 to 10 working days from when we receive your order. We are currently using An Post, DPD and Prompto Courier companies.

COVID 19 Update - Shipping times make take longer than usual, please check the front page of our website for updates. 

Once your order has shipped it may arrive the next day or it can take 2 or 3 days for the parcels to arrive, we take special care to pack our plants in such a way that they will still arrive in perfect condition after several days in transit.

Delivery charges are calculated & added to your order at the checkout stage.

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Orders can be placed online to be collected at the nursery, we just require 24 to 48 hours notice and we will be in touch with any issues with availability and to let you know that your order is ready. Orders must be collected within 2 weeks of placing the order unless otherwise agreed. Please use the discount code COLLECT at the checkout to avail of free collection.

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Orders can be placed online to be collected at the various shows we attend around the country - from April to September. See more info about the shows we attend HERE

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Please note. Heights given are approximate and reflect the relative age
and strength of plants as well as their actual height. 

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RANGE
We source our plants from the very best growers in Ireland and beyond, each plant is chosen for its Useful, Fruitful or Beautiful attributes and its value to the Irish garden & landscape, we strive to stock an outstanding range, from native to unusual & rare.


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We manage our nursery on organic principles, all our potting, planting, lifting & weeding is done by hand & we use peat free compost, we strive to have the least impact on the planet as possible and are always looking for ways we can improve.


QUALITY
Plant quality is especially important to us. When we gather your order, we pick the best possible size & shape for the grade & always check for healthy roots & grafts. We take plant health very seriously and inspect our nursery for any signs of pests & disease regularly.


SERVICE
We have a skilled team who go to great lengths to make our plants arrive to you in the best possible condition, our priority is to supply an inspiring range of top quality plants with excellent customer service whether you are using our Mail Order Service or calling to the Nursery & Garden Centre.


We are a passionate team who love what we do and are always available to offer advice or answer any questions - by phone 027 66176 or by email info@futureforests.ie and very much in person, our nursery is open 7 days a week.

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