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Scotch Bridget

  • Scotch Bridget
  • Scotch Bridget
  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Scotch Bridget is a popular Scottish cooking apple, and also found in gardens in Cumbria and south-west England.

Its popularity is partly down to its good cooking qualities, and partly its ability to thrive in the mild but wet conditions encountered in the north west of England and Scotland.

The apples are juicy and moderately acidic. When cooked they retain most of their shape.

Scotch Bridget 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

Scotch Bridget is a good choice for anyone wanting to grow apples in a damp wet climate. It also ripens a bit later than other varieties usually found in the north-west.

History

Scotland, 19th century.

Scotch Bridget characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:1-2 months
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:CulinaryTraditional cooker
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Poor
    • Ploidy:Triploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1850 - 1899
    • Flower colour:Pink - light