Lane's Prince Albert apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season (mid-October)
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Cookery | Juicing 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Lane's Prince Albert

One of the definitive Victorian cooking apples, with soft, juicy, acidic flesh, that cooks to a puree.

The apples keep well, and can also be eaten fresh if you like a sharp apple.

Victoria author Robert Hogg sums this variety up very well: " ... a marvellous bearer, and rarely fails to produce a crop".

Lane's Prince Albert 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 23.90

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 Lane's Prince Albert

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive blossom
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Scab: Very resistant?

Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Good for cooking
  • Good for juice
  • Cooking result: Puree
  • Drying / Discoloring: Very oxidising?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Green / Red
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

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

Pollination guide for Lane's Prince Albert

Lane's Prince Albert is in flowering group 4. Lane's Prince Albert is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Lane's Prince Albert apple trees

Lane's Prince Albert is quite easy to grow and performs well in most climates, including wetter climates. It is an excellent choice for if you are looking to grow a good quality cooking apple in less than ideal conditions.

Historical details

Discovered in the 1840s in Berkhamsted, possibly a seedling of Dumelow's Seedling.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Lane's Prince Albert'