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Scrumptious is an excellent modern English early dessert apple, and popular in tasting tests.

The flavor is what sets this apple apart from other early apple varieties. It's a great example of how growers are once again looking at flavor as the most important characteristic in a good apple.

Scrumptious is also an easy variety to grow, and the apples can be picked over a period of a couple of weeks rather than all at once.

Scrumptious apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 31-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    MM111 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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How to grow

Scrumptious is a good choice for the UK garden, and was developed specially for UK gardens by the English apple breeder Hugh Ermen.

Scrumptious is self-fertile apple variety, so no pollination partner is needed, and the blossom also has some resistance to frost.

To get the full red color make sure you plant in a sunny aspect.


Kent, UK, 1980. Developed by Hugh Ermen, and related to Golden Delicious and Discovery.

Scrumptious characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1 week
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabVery resistant
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 2009