Bright Future apple trees

Bright Future apple tree
  • Best seller
  • Pick: Late-season (late October)
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

Bright Future is an attractive modern eating apple, with a good pedigree and an excellent flavour. If you are looking for a high-quality dessert apple, this is a good one to consider.

The flesh is quite hard and dense, with rich aromatic qualities, and an attractive fruity note.

It is a late-season variety and will easily keep in a domestic fridge into the new year.

Bright Future was one of the last apples developed by the modern English apple breeder Hugh Ermen, and has arguably the most sophisticated flavour of all his varieties.

Bright Future 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.

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Summary features of Bright Future

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Mildew: Some resistance?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 2000
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Under-rated?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Bright Future

Bright Future is in flowering group 3. Bright Future 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 Bright Future apple trees

Bright Future inherits many of the easy-growing qualities of Discovery, which is one of the more reliable and disease-free English apples. However unlike Discovery this is a true late-ripening variety, and to achieve the excellent flavour that this variety is capable of it needs to be planted in a sheltered location in full sun.

Historical details

Bright Future was developed by English apple breeder Hugh Ermen and released in 2008. It is an interesting cross between a very late-season Australian apple variety called Lady Williams, and the well-known early-season English variety, Discovery. Although it has the easy-growing nature of Discovery, in every other respect it takes after Lady Williams - which is also one of the parents of the popular supermarket variety Cripps Pink. Bright Future features the same hard dense flesh and a similar fruity flavour.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Bright Future'