Apple Trees

POLLINATION – FLOWERING: Varieties marked SF are reasonably self-fertile, however the best fruit set will be achieved by planting a compatible pollinator nearby.  Choose varieties within the same pollination/flowering group or adjoining groups e.g. 2 + 2 or 1 or 3, although remember pollen from a nearby neighbour may be useful OR plant a Crab Apple such as Malus ‘John Downie’ or Malus ‘Golden Hornet’.

TRIPLOIDS – will not pollinate others – so 2 other compatible varieties need to be grown with them.

ROOTSTOCKS: These will govern the final height of the tree and the age at which it bears fruit.  Other factors – aspect, location and soil  also have some influence:

M27 – Very Dwarf – 10yr. Height – 1.5/1.8M(5-6ft)  Needs staking all its life.
M9 – Dwarf – 10yr. Height – 1.8/2.4M (6-8ft)  Needs staking all its life.
M26 – Semi-Dwarf – 10yr. Height –2.4/3.0M ( 8-10ft)  Stake 4-5 years only.
MM106 – Semi-Vigorous – 10yr. Height 2.7-3.5M (9-11ft )Stake 3-4 years only
MM111 – Vigorous – 10yr. Height – 3..0-3.7M (10-12ft.) Stake 3-4 years only.
M25 – Very vigorous – 10yr. Height – 3.5-4.5M (11-15ft)

Maiden Apple Trees – Single stem untrained young tree, not usually with feathers.  2year maidens (approximately 90cm+)

Bush, 1/2Standard, Standard, Espalier, Cordon, Fan and Stepover trained trees available.

Please contact us for current prices and availability before ordering.

LATE SUMMER DESSERT APPLES

Ripening August – September.  Usually eaten straight from the tree as they do not keep well.

Bakers Delicious

Pollination group 2.  Medium sized tree with good crop. Fruit flushed bright orange red over gold and smooth skinned. Rich, juicy, lots of sugar, acidity quite strong but aromatic flavour. Flesh is deep cream. Pick early September and store only until end of September. WOLVERHAMPTON.

Beauty of Bath – TP N O

Pollination group 2. One of the first apples of the English season. Introduced c1864 from Bath. Pollination group 2. A heavy cropper due to its early flower. A hardy and fairly vigorous tree Fruits small/medium in size flushed red. Flesh creamy white often pink just under skin – sweet, juicy and soft. Does not store well – Pick and use August.  SOMERSET.

Cheddar Cross

Pollination group 2. A crisp dessert apple.  Fruits are cream with a pink stripe with yellow juicy flesh of mild acidity. Pick late August – September. BRISTOL

Discovery – TP(part) N O

Pollination group 3. Well-flavoured dessert apple. Heavy and reliable cropper. Easy to grow. Fruit is green/yellow with up to ¾ flushed with red. White flesh with a crisp juicy texture. Pick mid-August. Eat mid-August to mid-September. ESSEX 

Exeter Cross – TP

Pollination group 3. Medium sized greenish-yellow, striped and flushed scarlet fruit. Cream, sweet/sharp flesh, slightly aromatic.  Moderately vigorous and a good cropper. Fruit ripens over a long period. Pick and eat August. BRISTOL 1924.

George Cave – SF TP(part) N

Pollination group 2. A fairly hardy, upright-spreading tree of moderate vigour. Good cropping, although the fruits drop quickly. Fruit is pale yellowish green, becoming yellow, half or more covered with red flush. Creamy-white flesh sometimes flushed green under the skin, slightly soft, fine textured and juicy with a slightly sweet aroma. Pick and eat early to mid-August.  ESSEX

Irish Peach

Pollination group 2. An early dessert apple, does not keep well. Pick early August. Fruits are pale yellow tinged green with a mottled brownish-orange flush.  Flesh is creamy white, soft of vinous flavour and very juicy. IRELAND

Red Millers Seedling SF(part)

Pollination group 3. Partially self-fertile. Small, round-conical fruits. Pale greenish-yellow, red flushed and striped bright red with a thin skin. White, tinged pink flesh, sweet-sharp and juicy, melting and crisp with a refreshing savoury flavour. Moderately vigorous, and heavy cropping. Tolerates chalk soils. Prefers a dry climate with cool summers.  Pick September. BERKSHIRE

Redsleeves

Pollination group 3. A sport of Greensleeves.  Prolific bright red juicy fruits  Very hardy and tolerant of spring frosts. Clean fresh, juicy taste – best eaten fresh from the tree. Pick late August. KENT

Summerred

Pollination group 2. A heavy cropping, early dessert apple with dark red fruits, colour dulls after picking in late August.  Fruits have sorbet-like flesh, white, soft, sweet and juicy, with a subtle vinous or strawberry flavour.  CANADA

 Tydemans Early Worcester – N O TP(part)

Pollination group 3. A moderately vigorous tree, with long arching, spreading, lateral branches. The fruit is greenish yellow, becoming pale yellow; half to almost entirely covered with crimson red flush. White, fine textured and juicy when really ripe the flesh has a distinct strawberry flavour. Pick late August/early September. KENT

Vista Bella

Pollination group 2. A new variety of apple with complex parentage. Scented, flavoured with raspberries or loganberries, sweet, juicy, melting white flesh. One of the earliest ripening apples, pick late July/early August. USA

Wormsley Pippin

Pollination group 3. Medium sized fruit with smooth clear yellow-orange tinted skin and fresh yellow, crisp, rich and sugary. Herefordshire

EARLY AUTUMN DESSERT APPLES

Ripening September will usually keep until October but best eaten within the month

Banns

Pollination group 3. Large, flat, yellow fruit with a sweet, aromatic, elderflower-like flavour. Vigorous. Pick mid-September, store until late September/October. NORFOLK 1928

Caroline

Pollination group 4. Medium sized flat fruit, yellow striped red. Flesh is crisp and rich in flavour. Moderately vigorous. Pick mid-September, store until December/January. BLICKLING, NORFOLK 1822

Charles Ross – N O

Pollination group 3. A hardy tree, ideal for the North. The large fruits are greenish-yellow half to three quarters flushed with orange-red. Lightly aromatic, quite juicy with firm flesh. Cooked, tends to keep shape, sweet with a slightly pear-like flavour. Best used for early cooking, as becomes flavourless by late October. Pick mid September, store until December. BERKSHIRE

Clopton Red

Pollination group  3. Medium sized bright red flushed fruits. Sweet, juicy, aromatic flesh with a delicate flavour. Moderately vigorous. Pick late September, store until October /November. CLOPTON, SUFFOLK 1946

Early Windsor (Alkmene)

Pollination group 2. Medium, round yellow flushed and striped red fruit. Yellow, quite sharp, juicy and crisp flesh with an aromatic, honeyed rich flavour. Heavy cropping, moderately vigorous. Pick late September, store until November. GERMANY 1930

Ellison’s Orange – TP(part) N F O J

Pollination group 4. Eating apple with a distinctive rich aniseed flavour. Easy to grow, scab resistant. Fruit medium size striped red. Flesh fine, crisp and juicy. Pick September. Store only until October. LINCOLNSHIRE

Epicure

Pollination group 3. Heavy cropping, moderately vigorous tree with particularly attractive blossom.  Fruits are greenish yellow, dark orange/red flushed with dark red stripes.  Flesh is creamy coloured with a delicate aroma, juicy and sweet with some Cox flavour. BEDFORDSHIRE

Eros

Pollination group 3. Large, bright red flushed fruit. Flesh is firm and quite sharp in taste. Moderately vigorous. Pick early September, store until September/October. ESSEX 1947

Greensleeves  – CD N F J SF

Pollination group 2. Easy to grow a regular, reliable cropper even on young trees. Fruits are pale green becoming white/yellow and of medium size. Flesh is creamy white coarse textured. Juicy and slightly aromatic, sweet and tangy. Pick mid-September. Store until mid-November. KENT

James Grieve – N V J

Pollination group 3. Easy to grow, reliable cropper. Skin is smooth bright yellow/green speckled and striped with orange/red. Flesh excellent flavour creamy/white, fine texture and very juicy. Pick September. Store until October or December when the fruit will be much softer but still retain the flavour. SCOTLAND

Katy  – J N

Pollination group 3. Good pollinator. Early eater. Trees set fruit heavily so may need to be thinned, but hardy and easy togrow. Fruit ¾ covered with brilliant crimson red colour. Skin may be tough-smooth and dry becoming greasy when stored – very shiny when polished. Flesh white, tinged green, of fine texture and juicy. Pick early September. Store until October. SWEDEN

Laxton’s Fortune

Pollination group 3. A mid-season eating apple of medium size. Trees are fairly hardy, resistant to scab. Skin is light green later often covered with yellow stripes and mottling of red. Flesh is creamy white, firm, coarse-textured, sweet and aromatic. Similar to Cox in flavour. Pick early September. Store until October.  BEDFORDSHIRE

Lynns Pippin

Pollination group 4. Medium, coloured fruit with some russetting. Deep cream flesh, sweet, juicy, soft and aromatic. Pick mid September, store from September to October. CAMBRIDGE 1942.

Macleans Favourite

Pollination group 3. Medium, smooth, flushed/striped fruits. Flesh is sweet, sharp, rich in flavour – almost pineapple. Pick mid-late September, store from September to October. ESSEX 1820.

Maldon Wonder

Pollination group 2. Mainly red, medium sized fruit. Flesh is sweet, juicy and slightly aromatic. Moderately vigorous. Pick mid September, store from October to November. ESSEX 1900 INTRODUCED 1933.

Merton Worcester

Pollination group 3. A good hardy tree, reliable regular cropper. Skin yellow/green flushed with brown/red, smooth and dry. Flesh creamy/white firm, crisp and juicy. Good aromatic flavour. Pick early September. Store until October. LONDON

Princesse

Pollination group 5. Medium sized pale golden brown, russeted fruit. Delicious nutty flavour without being overpowering. Heavy cropping. Pick September, store until November. FRANCE 1990

Red Ellison’s Orange -TP(Part) SF(Part)

Pollination group 4. Partially Self-Fertile. Medium sized, round-conical fruits. Greenish-yellow, red flushed and striped with a greasy skin. Pale cream flesh, juicy, melting and crisp with an aromatic, intense, rich (aniseed) flavour. Moderately vigorous, and heavy cropping – flowers are tolerant of late spring frosts. Suited to growing in pots. Pick September, store from September to October. CAMBRIDGE 1948

Rubinette

Pollination group 3. Handsome, rich blend of sugar/acid, honeyed intense flavour. Fruits are coloured by flush and stripes, with some russet. Flesh nearly yellow. Heavy crops of small apples but improve as tree matures. Pick early September. Store October to November. SWITZERLAND

Ruby

Pollination group 3. Medium sized red fruits. Sweet firm flesh with a mild flavour of strawberry. Vigorous tree. Pick early September store from September to October. ESSEX 1925

Saint Edmund’s Pippin – TP(part) O CD

Pollination group 2. Fruits are sweet, juicy, rich, densely textured with pale creamy flesh. Picked too early, when green, they are hard and disappointing but picked really ripe they are outstanding, like pear flavoured vanilla ice-cream. Skin is pale, greenish-yellow, becoming golden-yellow, partly to almost completely covered with fine greyish-golden russet. SUFFOLK

Worcester Pearmain  – TP(part) N F O J

Pollination group 3. Easy to grow, regular, reliable cropper. Mid season eating apple. Skin pale yellow/green almost completely covered with a brilliant red flush. Flesh coarse texture which is firm, crisp and juicy. Sweetly aromatic. Pick September. Store until October only. WORCESTERSHIRE

LATE AUTUMN DESSERT APPLES

Ripen in October; many cultivars will keep until December.

Acme

Pollination Group 2. Large yellow fruit, flushed and striped crimson. Yellow flesh, juicy, crisp, slightly aromatic rich flavour. Tree moderately vigorous,  Pick mid-September – store until December/January. ESSEX 1944

Allington Pippin – N CD

Pollination group 3. Tree is hardy and suitable for Northern regions. A medium sized apple with a reinette appearance green 3/4 flushed red with russetting. Aromatic, sweet flavour with a crunchy but not hard flesh. Season of use November – December. LINCOLNSHIRE 1884

American Mother – N SF(Part)

Pollination group 5. Medium sized, long, conical greenish-yellow fruit with broken red stripes and a deep red flush. Deep cream sweet, juicy, soft aromatic flesh distinctly spicy. Moderately vigorous and heavy cropping. Tolerates cool summers and very cold winters. Pick late September, store until December. USA 1844

Ard Cairn Russet

Pollination group 3. Medium fruit with orange-red flush, under golden russet. Deep cream flesh, sweet, dry & firm. Fruits eaten late September have a banana flavour. Vigorous and upright, a good cropping tree. Pick late September, store until December. IRELAND 1890

Belle de Boskoop

Pollination group 3. Good pollinator. Early eater. Trees set fruit heavily so may need to be thinned, but hardy and easy to grow. Fruit 3/4 covered with brilliant crimson red colour. Skin may be tough-smooth and dry becoming greasy when stored – very shiny when polish  Flesh white, tinged green, of fine texture and juicy. Pick early September. Store until October.

Browns Cider – CD J

Pollination group 4. This vintage apple has a sharp quality which makes it good for tasty juice, the sharpness also means you can make single variety cider. Harvest from mid-October. DEVON

Court of Wick – CD J

Pollination group 5. Primarily a dessert apple, but can also be used as a cooker or for cider. Small-medium, conical, gold fruit red flushed and russet freckled. Very hardy with disease resistance.  Produces an apple of high quality and rich, fruity flavour. Pick late September, store until December. HUNTINGDON 1790

Crown Pippin

Pollination group 3. A variety discovered here at Crown Nursery.  Small, very sweet red-flushed fruits appear in profusion.  Pick early October – some storage quality to late November.

Edith Hopwood

Pollination group 4. Medium round, bright yellow with russet spots. Flesh is cream, sweet, juicy and slightly aromatic. Fruits tend to drop when ripe and can be sharp if picked early. Moderately vigorous & good cropping. Pick early September, store until September/October. ESSEX 1925

Egremont Russet – N J O

Pollination group 2.  Good pollinator. Easy to grow requiring the minimum of pruning or spraying. Yellow/green rough skin covered with brown ‘russet’. The flesh is creamy, firm, juicy, sweet and aromatic. Excellent for Xmas ! SOMERSET

Elstar

Pollination group 2. Intensely flavoured, very honeyed, sweet, crisp, juicy flesh. Fruits are coloured by flush and stripes, with some russet. The crop is good. Pick early October. Store until late October to December. NETHERLANDS

Falstaff – CD J N

Pollination group 3. Frost resistant. James Grieve x Golden Delicious. Red flushed, striped fruits well-balanced flavour, crisp and juicy. Heavy crops. Pick October store until December. KENT

Francis

Pollination group 3. Small red fruits with some russetting. Cream, sweet, dry firm flesh, sweetly aromatic. Heavy cropping and of moderate vigour. Pick mid-October, store from November to January. ESSEX 1925

Green Roland

Pollination group 3. Dual purpose. Medium sized grassy green fruits, flushed purple red. Flesh tinged green, sweetly-sharp, firm, brisk with sugary flavour. Pick late September, store October/November. NORFOLK 1945

Harling Hero

Pollination group 3.Found at East Harling in 1920. Large, yellow skinned apple, mostly flushed with red. Sweet and juicy flesh. Pick mid October. Store from December – February. EAST HARLING

Honey Pippin

Pollination group 3. Medium greenish-yellow, flushed orange-red fruit with sweet, juicy, crisp flesh – with honey flavour. Good cropper on a moderately vigorous tree. Pick mid September, store from September-November. SUFFOLK 1981

Hunters Majestic

Pollination group 3.Dual Purpose. Large green fruits, turning yellow. Rich flavour after mellowing, cooks to a bright yellowpuree with brisk flavour. Moderately vigorous tree. Pick mid September, store from September to December. CAMBRIDGE 1928

Jester

Pollination group 3. Heavy cropping,  vigorous tree, frost resistant.  Attractive fruits, bright red on yellow.  Juicy flesh. Often very popular with children. Pick October store until December. KENT

King of the Pippins

Pollination group 5. Fruits are yellow with green stripes or flushes.  Flesh is creamy-white, fine textured, firm and crisp, a very rich and vinous, nutty flavour. Pick October, store October – December.

London Pearmain

Pollination group 5. Medium sized fruits yellow/green with red flush and some russetting. Flesh is sweet, sharp and strong in flavour. Moderately vigorous. Pick late September, store from October to November. UK 1842 – INTRODUCED NORFOLK 1948.

Lord Lambourne – TP(part) N O J

Pollination group 2. Reliable, regular and heavy cropper. Mid season eating apple. Skin pale green/yellow variably flushed red. Smooth greasy skin. Flesh creamy/white, slightly coarse texture. Firm but tender and juicy. Sweetly aromatic. BEDFORDSHIRE

Lucombers Pine – J

Pollination group 4. Medium sized fruit gold with fine russet freckles. Sharp & firm with an aromatic hint of pineapple flavour ideal for juicing. Vigorous. Pick early October, store until November/December. DEVON 18TH CENTURY.

Melrose

Pollination group 3. Large, dense fruit with red skin speckled with yellow.  Sweet, firm & juicy flesh. Pick October, best stored for a couple of weeks to allow flavour to develop. USA

Meridian SF

Pollination group 3. A fairly recent introduction of U.K origin consistent in quality, fruits are large pale-green striped red. Flesh bursts with sweet juice when you bite into it, a cross between Cox and Falstaff. Pick October store until December

Norfolk Royal – F

Pollination group 5. A good regular cropper with medium to large fruits. Very pale  yellow to pale whitish yellow in parts, almost completely flushed with brilliant red. Flesh  Is creamy white, tinged with pink near the skin, moderately firm, but not hard, crisp and juicy, rather coarse textured, with a slight, sweet aroma. NORFOLK 1908

Norfolk Royal Russet

Pollination group 3.Medium, conical, pale yellow fruit with a few red stripes, russeted and flushed bright greasy red. White, sweet, juicy and crisp with an intense, rich, good flavour. Moderately vigorous tree, good cropping. Pick October, store until December. NORFOLK 1983

Pitmaston Pine Apple – F

Pollination group 3. Particularly attractive blossom. Fruits are intensely flavoured, sweet yet sharp, rich, nutty, honeyed. Are said to have ‘distinct pineapple flavour’ or ‘remarkable blend of honey and musk’. Fruits are small, oblong/conical, golden, with dots of russet. Flesh is yellow. Crop is heavy but biennial. Pick early October and store until December. HEREFORDSHIRE

Queen – TP(Part)

Pollination group 3. Dual Purpose. Large flat pale greenish yellow fruits, flushed and striped red with a greasy skin. White, soft, sharp flesh, when cooked bright yellow, sharp, with a juicy puree texture – very good as baked apples! Good cropper. Pick late September/early October.  ESSEX 1858

Red Devil

Pollination group 3. Heavy cropping moderately vigorous tree.  Fruits are striking with a scarlet flush, highly decorative.  Crisp and juicy, flesh is pink stained with a strong fruity almost strawberry flavour.  Produces pink juice! KENT

Red Falstaff

Pollination group 3.  Partially self-fertile. A sport of Falstaff which is a cross between James Grieve and Golden Delicious.   Medium-sized crisp fruits have a good red flush, crops well in most regions. Can be used as a cider apple. Pick October – store until December.

Red Norfolk Royal

Pollination group 5. A sport of Norfolk Royal A good regular cropper with medium to large fruits. Very pale yellow to pale whitish yellow in parts, quarter to almost completely flushed with brilliant red. Flesh is creamy white, tinged with pink near the skin, moderately firm, but not hard, crisp and juicy, rather coarse textured, with a slight, sweet aroma.

Royal Russet

Pollination group 2.Good pollinator. Easy to grow requiring the minimum of pruning or spraying. Yellow/green rough skin covered with brown ‘russet’. The flesh is creamy, firm, juicy, sweet and aromatic. This variety will store for a much longer period than Egremont.

Spencer – O

Pollination group 3. A very hardy, vigorous tree. Fruits flushed crimson juicy and crisp with sweet honeyed flavour. USA

Starking – O J

Pollination group 3. A heavy cropping, vigorous tree.  Fruits are yellow-green with a red flush and red stripes.  Very sweet, subtly aromatic with cream tinged green flesh.  USA

Yellow Butter

Pollination Group 3. A delicious apple butter-yellow when mature.  Medium-sized fruits on a fairly compact tree.

MID-WINTER DESSERT APPLES

Pick October – ripen November.  Usually keeping until January/February.

Baxters Pearmain

Pollination group 5. Medium, gold fruit flushed with orange-red and russet dots. Good flavoured deep cream flesh that is sharp and juicy. Vigorous and heavy cropping. Pick mid-October, store November – February. NORFOLK 1821

Beauty of Hants

Pollination group 3. Raised in Southampton prior to 1850. Seedling of Blenheim Orange. Very vigorous tree produces fruits that are sweet with a crumbly texture. Pick early/mid October and can be kept until January/March. HAMPSHIRE

Blenheim Orange – TP(part) N  V

Pollination group 3, triploid. One of the loveliest apples of all with its dry distinctive flavour. Large fruits are dull yellowish-green, becoming yellow, flushed with speckled dull orange. An addictive taste flavoured with nuts, sweet, crumbly texture, good with cheese. Flesh is firm, but tender and crisp. Fruits cook to a stiff puree. OXFORDSHIRE

Braintree Seedling

Pollination group 3. Medium sized bright yellow, flushed orange fruit with scarlet streaks and some russetting. Flesh is firm, cream, aromatic with a hint of pineapple. Pick early-mid October, store until December/January. ESSEX 1930

Chivers Delight

Pollination group 3. Golden, flushed in brownish red. Often honey-flavoured -sweet and well-balanced. Crisp, juicy to the end. A good crop. Pick mid-October and store until January, cold store in March. Raised in 1920 by Mr. Chivers of Histon. CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Christmas Pearmain – SF

Pollination group 2. Self Fertile. Medium sized oblong green fruit with russetting and red stripes. Flesh is yellow, sweet, juicy, crisp with a rich, good flavour. Moderately  vigorous, upright, very hardy and a good cropper. Pick early October, store until January. KENT 1893

Claygate Pearmain

Pollination group 3. Medium-large and oblong-conical fruit with a greenish-yellow, striped red skin colour.  Pale cream, sweet, juicy, firm flesh, aromatic, nutty with good flavour. Moderately vigorous, compact and a good cropper. Pick early/mid October, store until February. SURREY 1821

Cornish Gilliflower – TP(part) F

Pollination group 4. A high quality dessert apple with a sweet, rich flavour.  Fruits have yellow tinged, fine firm flesh with a distinct, sweet aroma.  Moderate cropping, tip bearers, making them unsuitable for growing in restricted forms. CORNWALL

Cox’s Orange Pippin – CD V J

Pollination group 3. Needs a good soil, climate and management to produce the best crop. Fruits are of medium size, yellow flushed red.  Ripe fruit is deliciously sweet, with rich, intense aromatic flavour and deep cream, juicy flesh. BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Crispin – CD N J

Pollination group 3, triploid.A heavy cropping, large sized eating apple, when cooked tends to keep its shape. Yellow/green smooth skin and white crisp, juicy, sweet, honeyed flesh.  Not pollinated by Cox’s Orange Pippin. JAPAN

Crown Russet – J

Pollination group 3. Our newest discovery here at Crown Nursery. A golden, russetted apple heavy with lentisels.  Medium-sized apple with good flavour, particularly good with cheese. Pick mid to late October.  Does not store for long.  SUFFOLK

Grey Pippin

Pollination group 3. Found at Bures in Suffolk in 1883. Long fruits, yellow/green skin, half covered with a netting of grey. Juicy, sugary flesh. Pick late October store until December. SUFFOLK 1883

Jonagold – CD

Pollination group 3, triploid. Large late season, very heavy cropping eating apple. Skin light yellow/green with red mottling. Flesh is nearly yellow, with a rich, honeyed almost aromatic flavour, fine textured, firm and juicy. Pick October – store until March. USA

Kidd’s Orange Red – F O

Pollination group 3. A mid/late eating apple. A good moderate cropper. Skin green/yellow half to almost totally covered with crimson flush with patches of russet. Flesh sweet creamy/white, crisp and juicy. Fine textured and strongly aromatic, mellows to an intense flowery or rose-   petal quality, some claim it tastes of Parma violets !  Pick mid. October, store until January. NEW ZEALAND

Lady Henniker

Pollination group 4. Originating from Thornham Hall, Eye, Suffolk. C.1840.  Dual-purpose apple – aromatic and when cooked becomes fluffy, still acidic but a good flavour.  Moderate/good crop, trees are fairly hardy and easy to grow.  Pick Mid September stores until November-January. SUFFOLK

Maxton

Pollination group 4. Partially Self Fertile. Medium, round-conical, greenish, yellow fruit, flushed deep reddish purple, striped red. Flesh is sweet, juicy, soft and nutty – quite a rich flavour. Compact, vigorous and heavy cropping. Prefers a wet climate. Pick October, store from November to January. SUFFOLK 1939

Morris’s Russet – F

Pollination group 3. Medium sized fruits, crimson flush under russet colour skin. Flesh is sweet & sharp with a rich intense flavour. Ornamental flowers. Moderately vigorous tree. Pick mid October, store from November to February. MIDDLESEX 1851.

Nutmeg Pippin

Pollination group 3. Medium tree with upright spreading growth, good crop. Fruits are small, russeted over gold. Rich, aromatic flavour. Can be used as dessert or fresh eating apple. Pick early October and store November to January/February. UK

Orleans Reinette – F V O

Pollination group 4. An easy to grow, late season eating apple with medium sized fruits, cropping can be irregular. Skin yellow/green becoming dull golden yellow up to three quarters flushed with dull orange, some surface russetting. Skin dry and textured. Flesh is creamy white, fine textured, firm and very juicy. Flavour firstly of oranges with a nutty finish. FRANCE

Queen Cox

Pollination group 3. The tree is moderately vigorous and upright spreading. It is not suitable for the Northern regions, preferring a warmer climate and it needs good soil conditions and a favourable environment to crop well. The fruit has a deep red skin and a juicy, sweet flesh. BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Red Pippin(Fiesta)  – N

Pollination group 3. Excellent garden tree similar to Cox – indeed it is a cross of Cox & Idared – but easier to grow requiring very little pruning or spraying. Heavy, regular cropping. Medium sized apple similar in flavour to Cox – sweet, tangy. Excellent for organic growing. KENT

Ribston Pippin – CD F V J

Pollination group 2, triploid. Medium/large late eater. Trees are hardy and reliable moderate croppers. Skin pale primrose yellow, half or more covered with a bright red crimson flush. Skin greasy and smooth. Flesh white tinged green, cream under the flushed sides. Crisp, firm, fine textured and juicy, with intense, rich, aromatic flavour. YORKSHIRE

Rosy Blenheim

Pollination group 3. Large fruits, coloured with some russetting. Deep cream flesh with a plain, good flavour. Moderately vigorous. Pick October, store from October to January. ESSEX 1925

Royal Gala

Pollination group 3. Fairly easy to grow, good reliable cropper. Mid – late season eating apple. Medium sized fruit with good orange/red colour over a large part of the fruit. Flesh yellow/cream fine, slightly soft not especially juicy but of good flavour and sweetly aromatic. NEW ZEALAND

Sandringham – F

Pollination group 5. Vigorous spreading tree with particularly attractive blossom. Fruits are flushed and/or striped, smooth skinned and maroon/deep pink. Cooks to sweet, quite richly flavoured  puree.  Makes a pleasant large eating apple. Pick mid-October and store November to February/March. NORFOLK

Spartan – SF N O

Pollination group 3. An easy to grow, popular eating apple. Medium sized fruit with light green almost completely covered with crimson skin, smooth and dry. Pick when well coloured for the best flavour. Flesh is white, firm, fine textured, perfumed with the flavours of strawberry and melon, sweet and juicy with some acidity. Pick October – store until January.  USA

William Crump

Pollination group 5. A moderate cropping dessert apple.  Medium-large fruits are aromatic, rich and sweet with pineapple acidity, crisp and juicy.  Smooth skin, slightly greasy, yellowish-green half covered with a crimson brown flush.  Pick mid-October, store December-February. WORCESTERSHIRE

Winter Peach

Pollination group 3. First known in England in 1852, possibly originating in the USA. Large fruits turning pale yellow with a slight blush. Flesh is firm with a slight spicy flavour. Pick late October, store December – March. POSSIBLY ENGLAND 1853

Wyken Pippin

Pollination group 3. An upright, tip bearing tree, moderately vigorous and a good cropper.  Fruits are small to medium, gold with a slightly brownish, yellow flush with fine russet dots.   Densely fruity with a subtle aromatic quality. COVENTRY EARLY 1700’S

NEW YEAR DESSERT APPLES

Pick October or later if weather permits leaving. Ripen December – most keeping until March.

Adam’s Pearmain – TP(Part)

Pollination group 2. Medium conical fruit, tough skin, yellow flushed orange-red with red stripes or russetting. Attractive flowers. Flesh is cream, juicy, aromatic, nutty and of good flavour.  Moderately vigorous, and a good cropper.  Pick early to mid-October, store until March. NORFOLK 1826

Ashmeads Kernel – CD N F J

Pollination group 4. A good cropper, with medium sized fruits. Skin is yellowish-green, sometimes flushed with orange-red, three quarters to almost all covered with fine cinnamon-brown russet. Flesh is yellowish-white, fine textured and firm, tinged very slightly green with a strong, sweet-sharp intense flavour, reminiscent of the old-fashioned sweets such as acid drops. GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Braeburn – SF

Pollination group 4. Easy to grow, reliable heavy cropper that stores well. A modern variety with flavour on a par with the older classics. Crisp without being hard and very juicy, eat slightly cooled and remember why you like eating apples. NEW ZEALAND 1952

D’Arcy Spice – O J N

Pollination group 4. Requires a hot dry summer to develop the spicy flavour of its name. Very old late dessert apple. Skin tough, light yellow/green variably covered with grey/brown russet. Flesh white tinged green, firm with fine texture. Has a hot, spicy, nutmeg flavour if fully developed. Will store until April. ESSEX

Golden Delicious – F V O N

Pollination group 4. Good for pollination. A good, regular cropper, fruits are medium size pale green/yellow with green/brown russet dots. Flesh is white, crisp, sweet and refreshing. Fairly frost resistant. USA

Hoary Morning

Pollination group 3. Dual Purpose. Large greenish-yellow fruit with bold red stripes. Cream, sweet/sharp, firm flesh. When cooked flavour is sweet, rich and keeps shape. Moderately vigorous and a good cropper. Pick early October, store until April.  SOMERSET 1819

Idared

Pollination group 2. A dual purpose apple.  Important commercially due to its late keeping properties, fairly hardy, moderately vigorous, produces spurs freely.  The fruits are pale yellowish-green, three quarters flushed with crimson-red.  Flesh is very white or white tinged green, firm, fine textured, juicy and crisp. USA

Jupiter – N

Pollination group 3, triploid. Large Cox-flavoured apple, a better choice than Cox.  Trees are hardy, easy to grow with fair degree of disease resistance, with heavy, good crops. Fruits are green/yellow becoming dull golden yellow flushed with orange/red. Flesh creamy white, coarse textured, juicy with sweetly scented aroma. KENT

Kent

Pollination group 4. Sweet, aromatic, conical fruit, yellow with orange/red flush and slight russeting. Attractive flowers. Flesh is firm, crisp and considerably juicy. Upright, moderately vigorous tree, reliable heavy cropper. Pick mid/late October, store until February. KENT 1974

Laxton’s Superb – N V J

Pollination group 4. Late eating apple. Trees are hardy and easy to grow heavy and good cropping. Skin is rough pale greenish yellow and almost completely covered with dull purple/red. Flesh is white tinged green, fine textured but firm, with a Cox-like flavour but sweeter. BEDFORDSHIRE

Lemon Pippin

Pollination group 5. A dual purpose small apple with lemon colour fruits. Sweet flavour with some acidity.  Popular in the 19th century for drying and tarts. Pick early October, store until March. UK 1744

Montfort

Pollination group 3. Medium sized, fruits with smooth, flushed/striped skin. Sweet, crisp flesh, mellowing to refreshing. Moderately vigorous. Pick mid October, store  November to March. ESSEX 1928.

Norfolk Beefing

Pollination group 4. Dual Purpose. Can be used in early season as a cooker and as an eater by the spring. Baked very slowly for 24 hours in the lowest oven setting, the flesh becomes thick and tastes of raisins and cinnamon, known as Biffins. Tough skin allows the fruit to be cooked without bursting. Vigorous tree with good crops. Pick late October/early November, store from November to March. NORFOLK LATE 18TH CENTURY.

Sunburn

Pollination group 3. Small fruits with some russetting. Flesh is cream, sweet and juicy, slightly aromatic in flavour. Pick early October, store from November to March. ESSEX 1925

Sunset – N F

Pollination group 3. Large mid season eating apple similar to Cox but much easier to grow. Good reliable cropper. Skin green/yellow 3/4 flushed with bright orange/red. The flesh is creamy white, firm but tender and has a slightly coarse texture. Juicy with a sharp aroma. KENT

Suntan – N

Pollination group 5, triploid. A useful tree for growing where late frosts are a problem, due to late flowering. Excellent coloured medium/large fruit flushed bright orange-red on golden yellow with short, broken dark red stripes. Deep cream flesh, rich & sweet, very aromatic with lots of pineapple-like acidity. Can not be pollinated by Cox’s Orange Pippin or pollinate Cox’s Orange Pippin. Best stored and eaten December or later. KENT

Tydemans Late Orange – N F

Pollination group 4. Medium sized fruits skins gold with green & red blush, turning warm yellow and crimson in storage. Flesh intensely rich & aromatic – a great dessert apple for winter use. KENT 1930

West View Seedling

Pollination group 3. Medium sized fruits, coloured with some russetting. Flesh is sweet-sharp, with a mild flavour. Pick late October, store until March. ESSEX 1932

Winston – TP O J N

Pollination group 4. A high quality dessert apple.  Fruits are dull yellowish-green, flushed with purplish-red.  Good aromatic flavour, sweet and slightly acid, flesh is cream tinged, fine textured and fairly juicy.  Skin can be rather tough. BERKSHIRE

Winter Banana – CD V J

Pollination group 3. Slight blush over yellow and smooth skinned. Sweet, scented, juicy, melting flesh. Used for juice manufacture and valued garden fruit. Can be used as dessert or fresh eating apple. Pick early October and store November to January/March. USA

Winter Gem

Pollination group 3. A new heavy cropping dessert variety introduced in 1985. Produces a medium sized pink flushed apple which has a rich aromatic flavour. Pick October, stores until March. Easy to grow, requiring little spraying or pruning, hardy in most districts.

Woolbrook Russet – V

Pollination group 3. Dual Purpose. Large pale yellow fruit slightly flush and dotted with russet. Sweet-sharp, quite rich, mellowing from sharp once cooked. High in vitamin C. Good cropper, moderately vigorous. Pick mid October, store until March. DEVON 1903

SPRING DESSERT APPLES

Fruits must be left on the tree as long as possible.  Will ripen during December and January and keep generally until March.

Golden Russet – TP CD

Pollination group 2. Medium sized round, yellow fruit covered in golden russetting. Cream, sweet, crisp flesh, aromatic with sugary, honeyed flavour. Excellent for cider. Hardy, heavy cropping but needs thinning for good size fruit, and moderately vigorous. Pick early/mid October, store until February/March. USA 1905

Granny Smith – TP(part) SF

Pollination group 3. This apple tastes better after a long hot summer has allowed the sugars to develop. A well known eater but also used for cooking. Skin is green, smooth and sometimes quite thick. Needs a good soil, climate and management to produce the best crop. Flesh is coarsely textured, white, crisp and juicy. Store until April. AUSTRALIA

Nolan Pippin

Pollination group 4. Small to Medium, round fruits, gold with cinnamon russet. Sweet-sharp firm flesh with a strong intense fruit drop flavour. Vigorous tree. Pick late October, store from November to March. ESSEX 1920

Sturmer Pippin

Pollination group 3. An old, traditional medium size late eating apple. Requires a warm season to reach its best. Skin is green to green/yellow flushed with dull orange. Flesh is white, tinged green, firm fine textured and juicy. Store until April. SUFFOLK

Wagener – CD SF(Part)

Pollination group 2 – Dual Purpose. Medium sized fruits with greeny-yellow skin, slightly striped and flushed pinkish red. Pale cream, sweet, juicy and crisp flesh – good for cider. Biennial, good cropper. Pick early/mid October, store until April. USA 1791

COOKING APPLES

Annie Elizabeth – O N

Pollination group 4.  An old English culinary apple originating from Leicester C.1857.  Large fruit with a light yellow skin 1/41/2 speckled with red/grey. Flesh creamy white, crisp and tender, coarse textured and juicy. Cooks to a pale green/yellow fluff.  Hardy, suitable for northern/cold sites. Season November – April. LEICESTERSHIRE

Arthur Turner – N F

Pollination group 3. Large, early cooking apple, breaks up on cooking but not to a fluff. Strong growing trees, resistant to scab with exceptionally beautiful flowers. Good regular cropper. Skin of fruit light green variably flushed with grey/orange, may be some small flecks of russet. Flesh yellowish/white coarse textured and dry. Pick August. Store until October/November. BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Bountiful – O

Pollination group 3. A mid to late season cooking apple. The trees are compact, suitable for a small garden or growing in a tub. A heavy cropper  with a considerable resistance to apple mildew.  Can be eaten as a dessert apple in late winter. Flesh is creamy-white tinged yellow, firm, fine textured, juicy and tender, requiring no additional sugar, and cook to a yellow fluff.  KENT

Bramley’s Seedling – CD T(part) V J

Pollination group 3, triploid. One of the most popular cooking apples c.1810 . Cropping is heavy. The skin is yellow/green. The flesh juicy and acid, cooking to a pale cream fluff. Pick October. Store until March.  NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Catherine

Pollination group 5. Cooking apple, yellow fruit with a sweet flavour and light texture which keeps shape when cooked. Pick mid-October, store December/February. EAST SUFFOLK PRE 1900.

Catshead

Pollination group 3. Large oblong green/pale yellow fruit with russet dots and a greasy skin. Flesh is white, sweet-sharp, juicy and soft. Cooked the flavour is quite sharp with a firm puree texture. Moderately vigorous and good cropping tree. Pick October, store until January. SUSSEX 1629

Chelmsford Wonder

Pollination group 3. Large round yellow, striped red, flushed pink-orange fruit. Pale cream flesh, sharp flavour, sweeter later (January) keeping a firm texture. Moderately vigorous and a good cropper. Pick October, store until March. CHELMSFORD ESSEX 1870.

Dr. Harvey – F TP(Part)

Pollination group 4. Moderately vigorous culinary apple, with upright-spreading habit, partial tip bearer.  Fruits are yellow-orange with a greyed-orange flush.  Fine textured, firm, creamy-white flesh  with a good flavour. Breaks up completely on cooking.  Possibly keeps until mid-December. EAST ANGLIA

Early Victoria/Emneth Early – N F V O

Pollination group 3. Moderately vigorous culinary apple.  Well flavoured, not too sharp, hardly needing sugar.  Baking like a soufflé, rising up to a juicy fluff.  Fruits can be small unless thinned and tend to crop heavily every other year. WISBECH  CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Excelsior (Seabrook)

Pollination group 3. Large fruits, bright red flushed and striped. Cooks to a deep cream juicy puree. Makes a strong flavoured sauce. Vigorous. Pick late August, store until September/October. ESSEX 1921

Golden Noble – F V O J

Pollination group 3. When cooked keeps little of it’s form; sharp, well flavoured but not as acidic as Bramley.  Ideally suited to pies; baked has a creamy texture; needs only a little sugar. The fruits are large and a pale green turning gold, sometimes slightly flushed. Pick early October can be stored until December. NORFOLK 1820

Grenadier – TP N O

Pollination group 3. An early cooker, with large, pale green, becoming pale yellowish-green fruits. Cooks to a pale cream, sharp, honey flavoured puree, but not frothy. Pick mid-August, store to September.

Howgate Wonder – N

Pollination group 4. Quite sweet and juicy keeps shape but with a very light taste. Light yellowish-green skin, flushed slightly with orange brown. Pick early to mid October, store November to March. ISLE OF WIGHT

Keswick Codling – N F O

Pollination group 2. Dual Purpose. Pale green/yellow skin with darker flush. Cooks to a puree and hardly needs sugar. Good for jelly. Good flowers and heavy crops, easy to grow. Pick August stores until October. LANCASHIRE LATE 18TH CENTURY

Lane’s Prince Albert  – N O J

Pollination group 3. Heavy cropping, the fruits are bright grass green, changing to light yellow, only slightly flushed with red. Flesh is greenish-white, fine-textured, firm and juicy. Cooks to a lemon coloured puree, brisk but not as strong as Bramley. Pick early to mid-October, store November to March.  HERTFORDSHIRE

Lord Derby  – N F O

Pollination group 5. Partly self fertile. Mid-late season cooking apple. A hardy, prolific and regular cropper. Shows resistance to scab and will – also tolerate wet soils. Skin bright green later becoming yellow often with whitish dots, smooth and dry. Flesh green/white, slightly coarse texture rather dry and soft acidity. Pick late September. Store until December. CHESHIRE

Lord Stradbroke

Pollination group 3. Very large, oblong, green flushed red, grey russet fruit. Sweet and light flavour when cooked. Heavy cropping and vigorous. Pick early October, store from October to February. SUFFOLK 1900.

Lord Suffield – F

Pollination group 2. Medium-large, conical, pale green turning pale yellow fruit. White flesh when cooked has a sharp flavour with frothy texture. Vigorous, heavy cropping tree. Pick mid August, store from August to September. MANCHESTER 1836.

Monarch – N O

Pollination group 4. A heavy cropping culinary apple with pale yellow, slightly to half flushed with pinkish-red.  Flesh is white and coarse textured, cooking to a fine yellow, juicy fluff. ESSEX

Newton Wonder – N O J

Pollination group 5. Large, late cooking apple, cooking to a yellow, juicy puree, with good brisk flavour. Trees are hardy and fairly easy to grow. Skin pale yellow/green up to three quarters flushed with brownish-red. Flesh creamy yellow/white, firm and crisp, coarse textured and fairly juicy. Pick October. Stores well until March. DERBYSHIRE

Norfolk Beauty

Pollination group 3. Large, round, yellowish green, spotted white fruit. Flesh is cream, sweet-sharp & fine. Firm when cooked with good flavour and creamy puree texture. Vigorous and good cropper. Pick early September, store from September to December. NORFOLK 1901

Old Bismarck – TP SF(Part) V

Pollination group 3. Medium/large, greenish-yellow, flushed and striped bright red fruit. Hangs well on the tree even when ripe. White, sharp, juicy, crisp flesh with rather an astringent flavour, best when cooked with a good puree texture. Moderately vigorous and a good cropper. Pick early October, store until March. AUSTRALIA 1860

Peasgood’s Nonsuch

Pollination group 3. The trees are moderately vigorous, spreading in habit and produce fruits fairly freely.  An enormous and attractive apple. Skin is green turning to orange with a red flush. Flesh white and cooks to a puree. Pick mid-September and store until December. LINCOLNSHIRE 1850

Red Bramley

Pollination group 3, triploid. A sport of one of the most popular cooking apples. Cropping is heavy but can be biennial. Red flushed skin.  The flesh juicy and acid, cooking to a pale cream fluff. Pick October. Store until March. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Red Peasgood Nonsuch

Pollination group 3. A sport of Peasgood Nonsuch. The fruit is very large and heavily pink-flushed. A good heavy cropper and reliably hardy, can be used as a cooker or late dessert.

Reverend W. Wilks  – SF N F O

Pollination group 2. A cooker, with extremely large fruits. Skin is pale whitish-green, becoming a pale primrose yellow, slightly flushed with pale ochre. Cooks to pale lemon puree, light and quite sweet. Baked, juicy, soft and translucent, hardly needing sugar. Pick late August – early September. Store August to November at very latest.  BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Stanway Seedling

Pollination group 3. Large round-conical fruits with yellow/orange greasy skin. Flesh is quite sharp, but when cooked becomes sweet and pleasant. Moderately vigorous. Pick October, store until January/March. ESSEX 1899

Striped Beefing

Pollination group 3. Dual Purpose. Large round, striped, dark red fruits. When cooked quite a rich flavour, brisk, cream in colour and puree in texture. Good for baked apples. Moderately vigorous. Pick early/mid October, store from December to April/May. NORFOLK 1794

Summer Broaden

Pollination group 2. Irregular shaped fruits, yellow skin with orangey-red flush and stripes. Flesh sharp and fruity, keeps its shape when cooked. Pick mid September. Store September-October. NORFOLK 1796

Woodford – F

Pollination group 3. Large, mainly yellow fruit.  Light flavour when cooked.  Beautiful ornamental pink flowers. Vigorous. Pick early September, store until October. ESSEX 1900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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