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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)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


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.

 

History

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

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping3 months or more
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forCulinaryTraditional cooker
  • Cooking resultKeeps shape
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin2000
  • Fruit colourGreen
  • Fruit sizeLarge