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Lady Henniker

  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Lady Henniker is a traditional Victorian apple - heavy-cropping, reliable, and easy to grow.

Although primarily used as a cooker - it cooks down to a sweet-sharp puree - it is also a good apple for eating fresh if you like a sharper flavour.

Malus domestica

Lady Henniker apple trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
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Deliveries resume December 2020


How to grow

Lady Henniker is a traditional Victorian apple - heavy-cropping, reliable, and easy to grow.

Although primarily used as a cooker - it cooks down to a sweet-sharp puree - it is also a good apple for eating fresh if you like a sharper flavour.

History

Lady Henniker is a fairly vigorous variety, and produces an attractive large tree when grafted on a vigorous rootstock. Although it is a regular cropper, cropping can be light in the first few years as the tree grows.

Disease resistance is good.

Lady Henniker characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping3 months or more
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forEating freshCulinaryTraditional cookerDual purpose
  • Cooking resultPuree
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • VigourVigorous
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit sizeLarge