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Broadholme Beauty

  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Broadholme Beauty is a heavy-cropping English cooking apple, primarily used for baking.

The flavour is less acidic than most cooking apples. 

Malus domestica

Broadholme Beauty cooking apples for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Broadholme Beauty is easy to grow, and a regular cropper.

It has good disease resistance, although curiously the  branches (not the fruit) sometimes exhibit mild symptoms of canker.



Although it sounds like a traditional English apple, Broadholme Beauty was actually introduced in 2002. However it has traditional origins, being a cross between James Grieve and Lane's Prince Albert.  It was raised by Cecil Lovely and named after the village of Broadholme in the county of Lincolnshire where he lived.

Broadholme Beauty characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping:3 months or more
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:CulinaryTraditional cooker
    • Cooking result:Keeps shape
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:2000
    • Fruit colour:Green
    • Fruit size:Large