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Annie Elizabeth

Annie Elizabeth
  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Annie Elizabeth is a well-known traditional English "cooker". The flavour is sweeter than most culinary varieties, and it can also be eaten if you like a sharp apple. The apples are usefully large, and it is a good keeper.

This is a good variety for any recipe where you want slices to keep their shape when cooked.

Malus domestica

Annie Elizabeth apple trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Like many traditional cooking apples, Annie Elizabeth is reliable and easy to grow. It can be grown throughout the UK and is usually unaffected by pests and diseases.

Although usually considered as a partially self-fertile variety, Annie Elizabeth nevertheless has many of the hallmarks of a (self-sterile) triploid variety - good disease resistance, vigorous growth, and thick dark-coloured leaves. For this reason it is perhaps best planted with another compatible (different) variety nearby.

History

Raised in Leicestershire in the mid 19th century and introduced by the Harrison and Sons nursery of Leicester.

Annie Elizabeth characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:3 months or more
    • Fruit persistence:Fruit drops when ripe
    • Useful for:Culinary
    • Cooking result:Keeps shape
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Self-fertility:Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Poor
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Vigorous
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
    • Canker:Some resistance
    • Mildew:Some resistance
    • Scab:Some resistance
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
    • Frost resistance of blossom:Good resistance
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1850 - 1899
    • Flower colour:Crimson
    • Fruit colour:Orange flush