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Scotch Bridget

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 33.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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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

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1-2 months
  • Useful forCulinaryTraditional cooker
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flower colourPink - light