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4-5ft 'Cosford Cob' Cobnut Bush | Bare Root

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Cosford has bright yellow catkins and produces heavy crops of large, oblong cobnuts in late September with a good flavour.

Cobnuts should start to produce nuts after three or four years. They should be harvested when the husks begin to turn yellow around late September. Will require both summer and winter pruning to keep to manageable height.

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.

To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.

So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

  • Approx. Growth Height:5-6mtrs
  • Rootstock: Semi-dwarfing
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Harvesting Period: October
  • Flower Colour: Yellow Catkins
  • Foliage Colour:Green
  • Flowering Period: June/July
  • Tolerance: Prefers sun
  • Uses: Culinary
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure:Sheltered
  • Self-fertilising: No
  • Scented: Yes
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.

  • Arrives as: Bare root bush
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 70-90cm
  • Approx. Age on Arrival:Tree is approx. 2 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
How your order will arrive
More Information
Harvesting Period Mid Season Fruit Trees
Harvest Month September, October
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Species Fruit Trees, Nut Trees
Time To Cropping 2 Years
Type Nut
Uses Dessert
Foliage Colour Green
Annual Rate Of Growth Fast Growing
Supplied As Bare Root
Rootstock Own Roots
Supplied As Bare Root
Type Fruit Trees

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