UK dessert apple orchard collection


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners19
Average18
Some needed3

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees40
Apricot trees1
Cherry trees5
Nectarine trees1
Peach trees1
Pear trees6
Plum trees9

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Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)1
Medium (semi-dwarf)6
Large (semi-vigorous)24
Full-size (standard)7

Rootstock


M1163
M257
M266
M91
MM10624

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Picking season

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Very early1
Early5
Mid14
Late18
Very late2

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days1
1 week7
2-3 weeks10
1-2 months15
3 months or more7

Uses


Good for eating fresh40
Good for cooking6
Good for juice17
Good for cider3

Cooking result


Puree2
Textured puree
Keeps shape2

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Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred32
Tolerates partial shade8
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
27
325
47
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile6
Partially self-fertile10
Not self-fertile24

Ploidy

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Diploid36
Triploid4

Pollinating others

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Good2
Average32
Poor5

Vigour

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Weak growing5
Slightly small2
Average growth26
Slightly large3
Large2
Very large1

Precocity

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Precocious8
Slow to start bearing1

Cropping


Heavy15
Good22
Light2

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer28
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer12
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening29
Fruit drops when ripe2
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular33
Biennial tendency6

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Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance10
Some resistance3
Susceptible4

Can be grown in


Temperate climates40
Mild / damp climates19
Warm climates3

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General resistance

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Good22
Average14
Poor1

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture11

Canker

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Very resistant2
Some resistance9
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant13
Some resistance8
Neutral
Some susceptibility6
Very susceptible1

Mildew

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Very resistant1
Some resistance9
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

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Country of origin


Canada1
France 1
Germany 1
Ireland1
New Zealand2
Sweden 1
Switzerland1
United Kingdom40
United States3

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 17493
1750 - 17992
1800 - 18494
1850 - 18999
1900 - 19496
1950 - 199911
20005

Fruit colour


Green2
Green / Red1
Green / Yellow3
Orange1
Orange / Red4
Orange flush15
Red10
Russet4

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This collection of 10 trees is designed for the UK dessert apple enthusiast who wants to be able to harvest fresh apples throughout the season from mid-summer to late autumn. Most of the varieties in this collection are easy or fairly easy to grow.

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Chivers Delight Apple trees

    Chivers Delight

    Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Christmas Pippin Apple trees

    Christmas Pippin®  Best seller

    Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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
    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
    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
    Egremont Russet Apple trees

    Egremont Russet  Best seller

    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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
    Herefordshire Russet Apple trees

    Herefordshire Russet

    Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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
    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
    King's Acre Pippin Apple trees

    King's Acre Pippin

    A traditional late-season English apple with a robust flavour.  compare
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Laxton's Fortune Apple trees

    Laxton's Fortune

    A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery.  compare
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Laxton's Superb Apple trees

    Laxton's Superb

    Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 Lambourne Apple trees

    Lord Lambourne

    Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Pitmaston Pine Apple Apple trees

    Pitmaston Pine Apple

    A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | 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 Falstaff Apple trees

    Red Falstaff®  Best seller

    Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-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
    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
    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 
  • Apple trees
    Surprize Apple trees

    SurprizeTM

    An unusual new apple variety with a unique combination of orange skin and pink flesh.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Winter Gem Apple trees

    Winter Gem

    Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.  compare
    From €24.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Worcester Pearmain Apple trees

    Worcester Pearmain

    Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Yellow Ingestrie Apple trees

    Yellow Ingestrie

    One of the prettiest of all apples, perfect for a table display, with a rich fruity flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating