Bountiful is one of the few new cooking apples that has been developed since the 19th century, having been introduced in the 1980s. However it has a classic English cooking apple pedigree - it is thought to be descended from Lane's Prince Albert.
The fruit size is not quite as large as some of the more traditional varieties, but like all good cookers it is easy to grow and very productive.
Bountiful retains its shape when cooked, and is fairly sweet for a cooker. It is a mid-season apple variety, ripening in early September.
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.
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Bountiful is in flowering group 2. Bountiful is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.
Bountiful is a good garden apple variety. It crops heavily and has some disease resistance.
It is also a good choice if you are not keen on pruning, as its branches and fruiting spurs do not become congested as the tree ages.
Introduced by East Malling Research Station in the 1960s. The parentage is possibly Cox's Orange Pippin and Lanes Prince Albert.
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