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Lane's Prince Albert

  • Lane's Prince Albert
  • 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)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

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

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:3 months or more
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:CulinaryJuiceTraditional cooker
    • Cooking result:Puree
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Good
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
    • Scab:Very resistant
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Frost resistance of blossom:Susceptible
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1850 - 1899
    • Flower colour:Pink - light
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit