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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

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)


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

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit):3 months or more
    • Food uses:Eating fresh, Culinary, Traditional cooker, Dual purpose (eat + cook)
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Poor
    • Ploidy:Triploid
    • Vigour:Vigorous
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

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

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates, Mild damp climates
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1800 - 1849