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Lane's Prince Albert

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

One of the definitive Victorian cooking apples, with soft, juicy, acidic flesh, that cooks to a puree. The apples keep well.

Lane's Prince Albert apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


How to grow

Victoria author Robert Hogg sums this variety up very well: " ... a marvellous bearer, and rarely fails to produce a crop".

History

Discovered in the 1840s in Berkhamsted, possibly a seedling of Dumelow's Seedling.

Lane's Prince Albert characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping3 months or more
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forCulinaryJuiceTraditional cooker
  • Cooking resultPuree
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Frost resistance of blossomSusceptible
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit