Posted: 18/10/2012 at 15:13
Are there any Apple Days being held near you? They are often two day events and they are held all over the country. You do not say where you are. Are you in a good apple-growing area?
Two bits of advice I will give. Avoid run-of-the-mill varieties you can buy anywhere; you will be missing out on all the other wonderful varieties. And secondly do not attempt to grow Cox's Orange Pippin; it is the most challenging of varieties, requiring much care to grow good fruit. Also have a look on Orange Pippin.com for inspiration and the RHS site for good advice on rootstocks.