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Apple trees

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Adams Pearmain apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Adams' Pearmain is a popular Victorian-era English apple with a distinctive 'pearmain' shape. compare
Alkmene apple tree
Mid-season  (2)  SF  
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Alkmene is a mid-season apple from Germany, related to to Cox but with a more robust flavour. compare

Late-season  (3)  
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A dual-purpose Victorian apple with a good quality aromatic flavour. compare
Annie Elizabeth apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Cook  |  In stock

A traditional English cooking apple, with a sweet flavour, which keeps its shape when cooked. compare
Arthur Turner apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Cook  |  In stock

A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom. compare
Ashmead's Kernel apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour. compare
Ballerina Flamenco apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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A ballerina-style apple tree which grows as columnar minarette. compare

Mid-season  (2)  
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A popular ballarina apple variety, which grows in a striking pole-like columnar form. compare

Late-season  (3)  
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One of the best-flavoured Ballerina minarette-type apple varieties. compare
Bardsey apple tree
Mid-season  (2)  
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A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales. compare
Barnack Beauty apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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A handsome traditional English apple from the village of Barnack near Stamford. compare
Beauty of Bath apple tree
Very early-season  (3)  
Eat  |  In stock

One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August. compare
Blenheim Orange apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Blenheim Orange is a classic English dual-purpose apple, useful for dessert and culinary purposes. compare

Mid-season  (4)  
Cook | Juicing | Cider |  In stock

An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh. compare
Bountiful apple tree
Mid-season  (2)  
Cook  |  In stock

Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker. compare
Braeburn apple tree
Very late-season  (4)  SF  
Eat  |  In stock

Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties. compare
Bramley 20 apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Cook | Juicing | Cider |  In stock

Bramley 20 is a naturally smaller version of Bramley's Seedling (the apples are the same size though). compare
Bramley's Seedling apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Cook | Juicing | Cider |  In stock

Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity. compare
Bright Future apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat  |  In stock

A modern late-season English apple with a good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp flesh. compare
Brownlees Russet apple tree
Late-season  (3)  SF  
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A versatile traditional Victorian russet apple which remains quietly popular. compare
Carlisle Codlin apple tree
Mid-season  (2)  
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A traditional mid-season culinary apple which cooks to a white puree. compare
Catshead apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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A well-known and very old English cooking apple, cooks to a sharp tangy puree. compare
Cellini apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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A little-known Victorian apple variety with an interesting balsam-like flavour. compare
Charles Ross apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
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Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple. compare
Chivers Delight apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet. compare
Christmas Pippin apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree. compare
Claygate Pearmain apple tree
Very late-season  (4)  
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Claygate Pearmain is a popular English dessert apple of the Victorian era. compare
Cornish Aromatic apple tree
Late-season  (2)  
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An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour. compare
Cornish Gilliflower apple tree
Very late-season  (4)  
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Cornish Gilliflower is a popular English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour. compare
Court Pendu Plat apple tree
Late-season  (6)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavour. compare
Cox's Orange Pippin apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  SF  
Eat | Cook | Juicing  |  In stock

Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety. compare
D'Arcy Spice apple tree
Very late-season  (4)  
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An old English apple variety, yet with a unique flavour and many unusual qualities. compare
Devonshire Quarrenden apple tree
Very early-season  (2)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

A very old English summer apple, with a vinous strawberry flavour, grown throughout the UK. compare
Discovery apple tree
Early-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden. compare
Duchess of Oldenburg apple tree
Early-season  (2)  
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An old culinary variety from Russia, popular in North America, and noted for its winter hardiness. compare
Dumelow's Seedling apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Cook | Juicing  |  In stock

An traditional English cooking apple, with a very rich sharp flavour. One of our favourite cookers. compare

Early-season  (3)  
Cook  |  In stock

An early-season cooking apple from Cambridgeshire, often used for jam-making, and easy to grow. compare
Edward VII apple tree
Late-season  (5)  
Cook  |  In stock

A trouble-free traditional English cooker, naturally disease-resistant. compare
Egremont Russet apple tree
Late-season  (2)  
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Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden. compare
Ellison's Orange apple tree
Mid-season  (4)  
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Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour. compare
Elstar apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Elstar is an attractive apple with a well-balanced honeyed flavour. compare
Empire apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavour but improves on it. compare
Fiesta apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour. compare
Freyberg apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Freyberg (or Freyburg) is an attractive golden yellow apple with a high-quality sweet refreshing flavour. compare
Gala apple tree
Mid-season  (4)  
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Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavour. compare
George Cave apple tree
Very early-season  (3)  
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George Cave is one of the earliest-ripening English apples, at its best eaten straight from the tree. compare
Gladstone apple tree
Very early-season  (4)  
Eat  |  In stock

A very early-season English summer apple from the 1780s with a fruity sweet/sharp flavour. compare
Golden Delicious apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation. compare
Golden Noble apple tree
Late-season  (5)  
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A traditional English cooker, popular in Victorian times, and an attractive tree for the garden. compare
Golden Pippin apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat | Cook | Juicing | Cider |  In stock

One of the oldest English apples, used for cooking and eating, with a fruity lemony flavour. compare
Golden Russet apple tree
Late-season  (2)  
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Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavoured of American russets. compare
Golden Spire apple tree
Mid-season  (1)  SF  
Cook | Juicing | Cider |  Sold out

A traditional English cooking apple, known for its fruity sharp flavour. compare
Granny Smith apple tree
Very late-season  (3)  SF  
Eat | Cook  |  In stock

Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions. compare
Greensleeves apple tree
Mid-season  (2)  
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Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive. compare
Grenadier apple tree
Early-season  (3)  
Cook | Juicing  |  In stock

Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties. compare
Herefordshire Russet apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat  |  In stock

Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour. compare
Holstein apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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A high-quality apple from Germany, noted for its good flavour and excellent juice. compare
Honeycrisp apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat  |  In stock

Honeycrisp is a new cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become. compare
Howgate Wonder apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice. compare
Idared apple tree
Late-season  (2)  
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Idared is a popular late-season apple variety, notable for its excellent keeping qualities. compare
Irish Peach apple tree
Very early-season  (2)  
Eat  |  In stock

An attractive early season apple, ripening in July / August. compare

Late-season  (5)  
Cook  |  In stock

Also known as Flower of Kent, this is the variety the famous scientist sat under. compare
James Grieve apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Eat | Cook | Juicing | Cider |  In stock

James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice. compare
Jonagold apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat | Cook | Juicing | Cider |  In stock

Jonagold is a high quality American apple, with a good balanced sweet/sharp flavour. compare
Jupiter apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat  |  In stock

Jupiter is a popular Cox-style apple with a slightly stronger flavour. compare
Karmijn de Sonnaville apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat | Juicing  |  Sold out

This is a little-known Cox-style apple but with the potential for very good flavour. compare
Katy apple tree
Early-season  (3)  
Eat | Cook | Juicing | Cider |  In stock

Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow. compare
Keswick Codlin apple tree
Early-season  (2)  
Cook | Juicing  |  In stock

Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates. compare
Kidd's Orange Red apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow. compare
King of the Pippins apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat | Cook | Juicing | Cider |  In stock

A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era. compare
King's Acre Pippin apple tree
Very late-season  
Eat  |  In stock

A traditional late-season English apple with a robust flavour. compare
Lady (Api) apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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A small highly flavoured variety from France, where it is known as Api. Thought to be very old. compare
Lane's Prince Albert apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Cook | Juicing  |  In stock

A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well. compare
Laxton's Fortune apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Eat  |  In stock

A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery. compare
Laxton's Superb apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat  |  In stock

Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era. compare
Lemon Pippin apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat | Cook  |  In stock

A very old English apple with a unique lemon-like flavour. compare
Limelight apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for gardens. compare
Little Pax apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat  |  In stock

A new English apple variety, recently discovered on the Isle of Wight - but its appearance and flavour hark back to the Victorian era. compare
Lord Derby apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Cook | Juicing  |  In stock

Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree. compare
Lord Hindlip apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat | Cook  |  In stock

A late-Victorian era English apple, and one of the longest-keepers. compare
Lord Lambourne apple tree
Mid-season  (2)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours. compare
Meridian apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  Sold out

Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour. compare
Miller's Seedling apple tree
Early-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  Sold out

A small early-season apple with a juicy sweet-sharp flavour. compare
Mutsu (Crispin) apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat | Cook | Juicing  |  In stock

Mutsu (or Crispin) is a high quality apple from Japan, with a good flavour, and also sharp enough for cooking. compare
Newton Wonder apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Cook  |  In stock

A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley. compare
Norfolk Royal Russet apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Eat  |  In stock

Norfolk Royal Russet is a glorious golden-russet apple which tastes as good as it looks. compare
Orleans Reinette apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat | Cook  |  In stock

Orleans Reinette is a traditional French apple variety, and remains popular for its old-fashioned flavour. compare
Peasgood's Nonsuch apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Cook | Juicing  |  In stock

Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple. compare
Pinova apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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An attractive disease-resistant dessert apple, capable of producing good clean fruit without chemical sprays. compare
Pitmaston Pine Apple apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour. compare
Pixie apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat  |  In stock

Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well. compare
Queen Cox apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  SF  
Eat | Cook | Juicing  |  In stock

A modern self-fertile form of the renowned Cox's Orange Pippin, with arguably even better flavour. compare
Rajka apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

Rajka is a modern disease-resistant heavy-cropping apple variety with a good sweet/sharp flavour. compare
Red Delicious apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat  |  Sold out

Delicious is one of the most popular red apples, available in both Red and original Hawkeye forms. compare
Red Devil apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  SF  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice. compare
Red Falstaff apple tree
Late-season  (3)  SF  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy. compare
Red Windsor apple tree
Mid-season  (2)  SF  
Eat  |  In stock

Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour. compare
Redsleeves apple tree
Early-season  (3)  SF  
Eat  |  Sold out

A sweet scab-resistant apple, developed specifically to be easy for the gardener. compare
Reverend W. Wilks apple tree
Early-season  (2)  SF  
Cook  |  In stock

A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple. compare
Ribston Pippin apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat | Cook  |  In stock

A handsome English apple from the 18th century. compare
Rosemary Russet apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

A classic English russet apple, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries. compare
Rosette apple tree
Early-season  (2)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

A new eating apple with attractive pink flesh. One of the best apples for juicing (the juice is pink). compare
Rubinette apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat  |  Sold out

Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour. compare
Saint Edmund's Russet apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing | Cider |  In stock

Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best. compare
Santana apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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Santana is a good quality disease-resistant apple, notable for low levels of allergenic compounds. compare
Saturn apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour. compare
Scotch Bridget apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Cook  |  In stock

A popular Scottish cooking apple, well-suited to damp wet conditions. compare
Scotch Dumpling apple tree
Early-season  (2)  
Cook  |  In stock

Scotch Dumpling is a large Scottish cooking apple. Cooks to a frothy puree with a good flavour. compare
Scrumptious apple tree
Early-season  (3)  SF  
Eat  |  In stock

Scumptious is a new award-winning early-season English dessert apple. compare
Snow Apple / Fameuse apple tree
Late-season  (2)  
Eat | Juicing  |  Sold out

A very hardy north country apple, known both as the Snow Apple and Fameuse, and the probable parent of McIntosh. compare
Sops of Wine apple tree
Early-season  (3)  
Cook | Cider |  Sold out

A very old English culinary and cider apple, named for its red-stained flesh. compare
Spartan apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour. compare
Sturmer Pippin apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

A sharp-tasting late-season Victorian apple which keeps very well. compare
Sunrise apple tree
Early-season  (2)  
Eat | Juicing  |  Sold out

Sunrise is a reliable summer apple, crisp, juicy, and better flavour than many early apples. compare
Sunset apple tree
Late-season  (3)  SF  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour. compare
Tickled Pink apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat | Cook | Juicing  |  In stock

A late-season red-fleshed apple, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa. compare
Tydeman's Late Orange apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple. compare
William Crump apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat  |  In stock

A little-known high quality English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain. compare
Winter Banana apple tree
Very late-season  (4)  
Eat | Juicing | Cider |  Sold out

A good quality American apple variety with a faint banana-like flavour. compare
Winter Gem apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat  |  In stock

Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour. compare
Worcester Pearmain apple tree
Early-season  (3)  
Eat  |  In stock

Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours. compare
Yellow Ingestrie apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Eat  |  In stock

One of the prettiest of all apples, perfect for a table display, with a rich fruity flavour. compare
Yorkshire Greening apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Cook  |  Sold out

A traditional northern cooking apple, with a very good sharp flavour, and easy to grow. compare
Zabergau Reinette apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  Sold out

Zabergau Reinette is a well-regarded russet apple from Germany with a strong well-balanced flavour. compare



More about Apple trees

Apple trees are generally easy to grow, and because there are so many apple varieties there is invariably a good choice for almost any growing situation, from cool temperate to subtropical.

Apples are perhaps the most versatile of all temperate fruits, and one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. Almost all cultivated apple varieties belong to the species Malus domestica, and are botanically part of the Rose family - apple blossom has an obvious resemblance to wild rose flowers. Apples trees were one of the earliest fruit trees to be cultivated, and originate from central Asia. There are now thousands of different apple cultivars or varieties.

Apples display perhaps a greater range of flavours, appearance, and texture than any other tree fruits. This diversity makes apples a particularly satisifying fruit for home cultivation. Without much difficulty (or space) one can grow a number of different apple trees which will keep a family supplied with fresh apples from mid-summer to late autumn, and with a good spread of flavours and uses.