Disease-resistant apple varieties


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners21
Average15
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees36
Apricot trees2
Cherry trees2
Cider apple trees3
Crab apple trees6
Damson trees5
Medlar trees1
Mirabelle trees3
Peach trees1
Pear trees4
Perry pear trees1
Plum trees9
Quince trees2

Stock availabilitytop


Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)7
Large (semi-vigorous)24
Full-size (standard)3

Rootstock


M1163
M253
M267
MM10624

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Picking season

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Very early2
Early8
Mid10
Late15
Very late1

Keeping

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Does not keep1
1-3 days1
1 week10
2-3 weeks8
1-2 months5
3 months or more11

Uses


Good for eating fresh25
Good for cooking14
Good for juice19
Good for cider5

Cooking result


Puree8
Textured puree2
Keeps shape3

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred25
Tolerates partial shade9
Tolerates north-facing shade2

Flowering group

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1
29
319
48
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile5
Partially self-fertile8
Not self-fertile23

Ploidy

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Diploid32
Triploid4

Pollinating others

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Good5
Average24
Poor6

Vigour

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Weak growing3
Slightly small2
Average growth20
Slightly large4
Large6
Very large1

Precocity

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Precocious7
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy18
Good16
Light1

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer23
Free-spurring1
Partial tip-bearer11
Tip-bearer1

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening28
Fruit drops when ripe4
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular32
Biennial tendency4

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance11
Some resistance2
Susceptible5

Can be grown in


Temperate climates35
Mild / damp climates22
Warm climates4

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good36
Average23
Poor2

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture17

Canker

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Very resistant2
Some resistance7
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant14
Some resistance8
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant1
Some resistance12
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Ireland1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom33
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 17491
1750 - 17991
1800 - 18497
1850 - 18997
1900 - 19497
1950 - 199911
20002

Fruit colour


Green7
Green - light2
Green / Red3
Green / Yellow1
Orange / Red4
Orange flush8
Red9
Russet2

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Disease-resistant apple varieties

  • Apple trees
    Adams' Pearmain Apple trees

    Adams' Pearmain

    Adams' Pearmain is a popular Victorian-era English apple with a distinctive 'pearmain' shape.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Annie Elizabeth Apple trees

    Annie Elizabeth

    A traditional English cooking apple, with a sweet flavour, which keeps its shape when cooked.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Arthur Turner Apple trees

    Arthur Turner

    A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Ashmead's Kernel Apple trees

    Ashmead's Kernel

    A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour.  compare
    From €23.90 to €24.90
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Bardsey Apple trees

    Bardsey

    A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Beauty of Bath Apple trees

    Beauty of Bath

    One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Bountiful Apple trees

    Bountiful

    Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Bramley 20 Apple trees

    Bramley 20  Best seller

    Bramley 20 is a naturally smaller version of Bramley's Seedling (the apples are the same size though).  compare
    From €23.90 to €25.90
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Bramley's Seedling Apple trees

    Bramley's Seedling  Best seller

    Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity.  compare
    From €23.90 to €24.90
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Bright Future Apple trees

    Bright Future  Best seller

    An excellent late-season English apple with a very good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp hard flesh.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Charles Ross Apple trees

    Charles Ross

    Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Cornish Aromatic Apple trees

    Cornish Aromatic

    An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Cornish Gilliflower Apple trees

    Cornish Gilliflower

    Cornish Gilliflower is a popular English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Discovery Apple trees

    Discovery  Best seller

    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.  compare
    From €0.00 to €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Ellison's Orange Apple trees

    Ellison's Orange

    Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Fiesta Apple trees

    Fiesta®  Best seller

    Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Greensleeves Apple trees

    Greensleeves

    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Grenadier Apple trees

    Grenadier

    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Honeycrisp Apple trees

    Honeycrisp  Best seller

    Honeycrisp is an American cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.  compare
    From €23.90 to €25.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Howgate Wonder Apple trees

    Howgate Wonder

    Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Irish Peach Apple trees

    Irish Peach

    An attractive early season apple, ripening in July / August.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Jupiter Apple trees

    Jupiter

    Jupiter is a popular Cox-style apple with a slightly stronger flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Katy Apple trees

    Katy  Best seller

    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Keswick Codlin Apple trees

    Keswick Codlin

    Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Lane's Prince Albert Apple trees

    Lane's Prince Albert

    A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Limelight Apple trees

    Limelight

    Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for gardens.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Lord Derby Apple trees

    Lord Derby

    Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.  compare
    From €0.00 to €23.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Pixie Apple trees

    Pixie

    Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Red Devil Apple trees

    Red Devil  Best seller

    Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Red Windsor Apple trees

    Red Windsor®  Best seller

    Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.  compare
    From €23.90 to €24.90
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Reverend W. Wilks Apple trees

    Reverend W. Wilks

    A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Rosette Apple trees

    Rosette®  Best seller

    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.  compare
    From €23.90 to €24.90
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Saint Edmund's Russet Apple trees

    Saint Edmund's Russet

    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.  compare
    From €27.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Saturn Apple trees

    Saturn

    An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Scrumptious Apple trees

    Scrumptious®  Best seller

    Scumptious is a modern award-winning early-season English dessert apple.  compare
    From €0.00 to €23.90
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Sunset Apple trees

    Sunset  Best seller

    Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice