Arthur Turner apple trees

Arthur Turner apple tree
  • Pick: Mid-season (early August)
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Arthur Turner

Arthur Turner is a mid-season English cooking apple, primarily used for baking. It cooks to a sweet yellow puree.

Arthur Turner has probably the finest blossom of any apple variety.

Arthur Turner apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Arthur Turner

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Free-spurring?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive blossom
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?

Uses

  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Good for cooking
  • Cooking result: Puree
  • Drying / Discoloring: Very oxidising?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Green - light
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Arthur Turner

Arthur Turner is in flowering group 3. Arthur Turner is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Arthur Turner apple trees

Arthur Turner is a reliable garden apple variety, needing minimum attention.

Historical details

Raised in the early 20th century by Mr Charles Turner of Slough. Unknown parentage.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Arthur Turner'