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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)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


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

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping3 months or more
  • Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe
  • Useful forCulinary
  • Cooking resultKeeps shape
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourVigorous
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • CankerSome resistance
  • MildewSome resistance
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flower colourCrimson
  • Fruit colourOrange flush