Apple trees for southern Europe


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners6
Average5
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees11
Apricot trees3
Cherry trees5
Damson trees1
Japanese Plums1
Peach trees1
Pear trees13
Plum trees3
Quince trees4

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Height after 10 years


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

Rootstock


M1162
M263
MM1066

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Picking season

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Very early
Early
Mid2
Late7
Very late2

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week1
2-3 weeks2
1-2 months1
3 months or more7

Uses


Good for eating fresh9
Good for cooking4
Good for juice6
Good for cider2

Cooking result


Puree2
Textured puree
Keeps shape1

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Planting position


Full sun essential1
Full sun preferred9
Tolerates partial shade1
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
22
35
43
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile1
Partially self-fertile3
Not self-fertile7

Ploidy

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Diploid9
Triploid2

Pollinating others

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Good2
Average7
Poor2

Vigour

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Weak growing2
Slightly small
Average growth6
Slightly large1
Large
Very large1

Precocity

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Precocious6
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy6
Good4
Light1

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer8
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer3
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening8
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular11
Biennial tendency

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Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance3
Some resistance2
Susceptible2

Can be grown in


Temperate climates11
Mild / damp climates3
Warm climates11

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General resistance

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Good4
Average5
Poor1

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture6

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant5
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility5
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance4
Neutral
Some susceptibility5
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

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Country of origin


Canada1
New Zealand1
Switzerland1
United Kingdom5
United States3

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18492
1850 - 18992
1900 - 19493
1950 - 19994
2000

Fruit colour


Crimson1
Green2
Green / Yellow1
Orange / Red2
Orange flush3
Red2

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Apple trees that are adapted to the Mediterranean climates of the south of France, northern Italy, and northern Spain.

  • Apple trees
    Braeburn Apple trees

    Braeburn

    Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Rubinette Rosso Apple trees

    Rubinette Rosso  Best seller

    Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a lovely balanced sweet / sharp flavour.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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
    Spartan Apple trees

    Spartan

    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice