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Apple trees

We are apple tree specialists and can advise on all aspects of choosing and planting apple trees.

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    Adams Pearmain apple trees
    Adams' Pearmain is a popular Victorian-era English apple with a distinctive 'pearmain' shape.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Annie Elizabeth apple trees
    A traditional English cooking apple, with a sweet flavour, which keeps its shape when cooked.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Arthur Turner apple trees
    A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Ashmead's Kernel apple trees
    A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Ballerina Flamenco apple trees
    A ballerina-style apple tree which grows as columnar minarette.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    One of the best-flavoured Ballerina minarette-type apple varieties.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Bardsey apple trees
    A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Beauty of Bath apple trees
    One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Blenheim Orange apple trees
    Blenheim Orange is a classic English dual-purpose apple, useful for dessert and culinary purposes.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Bountiful apple trees
    Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Braeburn apple trees
    Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: New Zealand
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    Bramley 20 apple trees
    Bramley 20 is a naturally smaller version of Bramley's Seedling (the apples are the same size though).
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Bramley's Seedling apple trees
    Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Bright Future apple trees
    A modern late-season English apple with a good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp flesh.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Charles Ross apple trees
    Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Chivers Delight apple trees
    Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Christmas Pippin apple trees
    Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Cornish Aromatic apple trees
    An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Cornish Gilliflower apple trees
    Cornish Gilliflower is a popular English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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  • Court Pendu Plat apple trees
    Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 6
    • Country of origin: France
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    Cox's Orange Pippin apple trees
    Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Discovery apple trees
    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Egremont Russet apple trees
    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Ellison's Orange apple trees
    Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Fiesta apple trees
    Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Gala apple trees
    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: New Zealand
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    A traditional Scottish cooking apple which keeps its shape when cooked.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Golden Delicious apple trees
    The flavor of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United States
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    Granny Smith apple trees
    Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: Australia
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    Greensleeves apple trees
    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Grenadier apple trees
    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Herefordshire Russet apple trees
    Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Honeycrisp apple trees
    Honeycrisp is a new cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United States
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    Howgate Wonder apple trees
    Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Also known as Flower of Kent, this is the variety the famous scientist sat under.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    James Grieve apple trees
    James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • A dual-purpose apple, named for the exceptionally large size of its fruits.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Jupiter apple trees
    Jupiter is a popular Cox-style apple with a slightly stronger flavour.
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    Katy apple trees
    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: Sweden
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    Keswick Codlin apple trees
    Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Kidd's Orange Red apple trees
    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: New Zealand
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    King of the Pippins apple trees
    A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: France
  • King's Acre Pippin apple trees
    A traditional late-season English apple with a robust flavour.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • A well-regarded Victorian dual-purpose apple, easy to grow.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Lane's Prince Albert apple trees
    A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Laxton's Fortune apple trees
    A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Laxton's Superb apple trees
    Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Limelight apple trees
    Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for gardens.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    A new English apple variety, recently discovered on the Isle of Wight - but its appearance and flavour hark back to the Victorian era.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Lord Derby apple trees
    Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Lord Lambourne apple trees
    Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Meridian apple trees
    Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Newton Wonder apple trees
    A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Orleans Reinette apple trees
    Orleans Reinette is a traditional French apple variety, and remains popular for its old-fashioned flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: France
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    Peasgood's Nonsuch apple trees
    Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees
    A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Pixie apple trees
    Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Red Devil apple trees
    Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Red Falstaff apple trees
    Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Red Windsor apple trees
    Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Reverend W. Wilks apple trees
    A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Ribston Pippin apple trees
    A handsome English apple from the 18th century.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Rosemary Russet apple trees
    A classic English russet apple, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Rosette apple trees
    A new eating apple with attractive pink flesh. One of the best apples for juicing (the juice is pink).
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Rubinette apple trees
    Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: Switzerland
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    Saint Edmund's Russet apple trees
    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Saturn apple trees
    An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Scotch Bridget apple trees
    A popular Scottish cooking apple, well-suited to damp wet conditions.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Scotch Dumpling apple trees
    Scotch Dumpling is a large Scottish cooking apple. Cooks to a frothy puree with a good flavour.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Scrumptious apple trees
    Scumptious is a new award-winning early-season English dessert apple.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Spartan apple trees
    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: Canada
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    A traditional Scottish cooker from the Victorian era, with a good sharp flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Sunset apple trees
    Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    An unusual new apple variety with a unique combination of orange skin and pink flesh.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Tickled Pink apple trees
    A late-season red-fleshed apple, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: Germany
  • William Crump apple trees
    A little-known high quality English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Winter Gem apple trees
    Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Worcester Pearmain apple trees
    Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Yellow Ingestrie apple trees
    One of the prettiest of all apples, perfect for a table display, with a rich fruity flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom


How to choose Apple trees

Apple trees are generally easy to grow, and because there are so many apple varieties there is invariably a good choice for almost any growing situation, from cool temperate to subtropical.

Apples are perhaps the most versatile of all temperate fruits, and one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. Almost all cultivated apple varieties belong to the species Malus domestica, and are botanically part of the Rose family - apple blossom has an obvious resemblance to wild rose flowers. Apples trees were one of the earliest fruit trees to be cultivated, and originate from central Asia. There are now thousands of different apple cultivars or varieties.

Apples display perhaps a greater range of flavours, appearance, and texture than any other tree fruits. This diversity makes apples a particularly satisifying fruit for home cultivation. Without much difficulty (or space) one can grow a number of different apple trees which will keep a family supplied with fresh apples from mid-summer to late autumn, and with a good spread of flavours and uses.