Annie Elizabeth apple trees

Annie Elizabeth apple tree
  • Pick: Late-season (early October)
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

Annie Elizabeth is a well-known traditional English "cooker". The flavour is sweeter than most culinary varieties, and it can also be eaten if you like a sharp apple. The apples are usefully large, and it is a good keeper.

This is a good variety for any recipe where you want slices to keep their shape when cooked.

Annie Elizabeth apple trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock 25.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Annie Elizabeth

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Poor?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe?
  • Attractive blossom
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Canker: Some resistance?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Mildew: Some resistance?

Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sharper
    Quite sweet for a cooker
  • Good for cooking
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?
  • Vitamin C content: Medium?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: Crimson
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Good resistance?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Cold hardiness: 10F / -12C?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Annie Elizabeth

Annie Elizabeth is in flowering group 4. Annie Elizabeth is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Annie Elizabeth apple trees

Like many traditional cooking apples, Annie Elizabeth is reliable and easy to grow. It can be grown throughout the UK and is usually unaffected by pests and diseases.

Although usually considered as a partially self-fertile variety, Annie Elizabeth nevertheless has many of the hallmarks of a (self-sterile) triploid variety - good disease resistance, vigorous growth, and thick dark-coloured leaves. For this reason it is perhaps best planted with another compatible (different) variety nearby.

Historical details

Raised in Leicestershire in the mid 19th century and introduced by the Harrison and Sons nursery of Leicester.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Annie Elizabeth'