Cooking apples


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners10
Average16
Some needed2

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees28
Apricot trees5
Cherry trees1
Cider apple trees1
Crab apple trees5
Damson trees5
Medlar trees1
Mirabelle trees4
Peach trees1
Pear trees4
Plum trees16
Quince trees5

Stock availabilitytop


Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)1
Medium (semi-dwarf)8
Large (semi-vigorous)22
Full-size (standard)6

Rootstock


M1162
M256
M268
M91
MM10621

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Picking season

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Very early
Early6
Mid7
Late15
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week4
2-3 weeks7
1-2 months9
3 months or more8

Uses


Good for eating fresh11
Good for cooking28
Good for juice15
Good for cider5

Cooking result


Puree11
Textured puree2
Keeps shape7

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred15
Tolerates partial shade11
Tolerates north-facing shade2

Flowering group

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1
26
313
48
51
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile2
Partially self-fertile8
Not self-fertile18

Ploidy

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Diploid22
Triploid6

Pollinating others

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Good6
Average14
Poor7

Vigour

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Weak growing1
Slightly small1
Average growth16
Slightly large2
Large6
Very large2

Precocity

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Precocious5
Slow to start bearing1

Cropping


Heavy11
Good14
Light2

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer20
Free-spurring2
Partial tip-bearer6
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening19
Fruit drops when ripe3
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular23
Biennial tendency5

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Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance6
Some resistance2
Susceptible7

Can be grown in


Temperate climates27
Mild / damp climates14
Warm climates4

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good14
Average9
Poor1

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture10

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance4
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant7
Some resistance5
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible2

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance5
Neutral
Some susceptibility4
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


France 1
Germany 1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom23
United States2

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 16491
1650 - 1699
1700 - 17492
1750 - 17991
1800 - 18495
1850 - 189910
1900 - 19496
1950 - 19992
20001

Fruit colour


Green6
Green - light2
Green / Red5
Green / Yellow1
Orange / Red2
Orange flush8
Red3
Red / Green1

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Apples for cooking with

  • 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 
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    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
    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
    Blenheim Orange Apple trees

    Blenheim Orange

    Blenheim Orange is a classic English dual-purpose apple, useful for dessert and culinary purposes.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Bloody Ploughman Apple trees

    Bloody Ploughman

    An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
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    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
    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
    Cox's Orange Pippin Apple trees

    Cox's Orange Pippin  Best seller

    Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Golden Delicious Apple trees

    Golden Delicious

    The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • 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
    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
    Idared Apple trees

    Idared

    Idared is a popular American late-season apple variety, notable for its excellent keeping qualities.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Isaac Newton Apple trees

    Isaac Newton

    Also known as Flower of Kent, this is the variety the famous scientist sat under.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 5
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    James Grieve Apple trees

    James Grieve  Best seller

    James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • 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
    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
    Newton Wonder Apple trees

    Newton Wonder

    A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Orleans Reinette Apple trees

    Orleans Reinette

    Orleans Reinette is a traditional French apple variety, and remains popular for its old-fashioned flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Peasgood's Nonsuch Apple trees

    Peasgood's Nonsuch

    Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • 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
    Ribston Pippin Apple trees

    Ribston Pippin

    A handsome English apple from the 18th century.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Scotch Bridget Apple trees

    Scotch Bridget

    A popular Scottish cooking apple, well-suited to damp wet conditions.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Scotch Dumpling Apple trees

    Scotch Dumpling

    Scotch Dumpling is a large Scottish cooking apple. Cooks to a frothy puree with a good flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Tickled Pink Apple trees

    Tickled Pink®

    A new red-fleshed apple variety, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice