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Bountiful apple trees

  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

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.

Order now for delivery from September 2015

Bountiful apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2015 - April 2016)

Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock £29.45
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M26 rootstock £28.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £28.95

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2015 - March 2016)

Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M27 rootstock £17.95 Sold outalert me
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M26 rootstock £17.45
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M26 rootstock £26.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £17.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £26.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £27.95

Pot-grown cordon fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2015 - April 2016)

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Cordon premium - 12l pot - M9 rootstock £28.95

Bare-root cordon fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2015 - March 2016)

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Cordon - bare-root - M9 rootstock £24.95

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown  (Deliveries Sept 2015 - April 2016)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Fan-trained 4-arm -12l pot - MM106 rootstock £49.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Espalier 2-tier -12l pot - MM106 rootstock £48.00 Sold outalert me

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.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Bountiful

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?

Uses

  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Use / keeping: 1 week?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Good for cooking
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Green
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Under-rated?

Climate

Pollination guide for Bountiful

Bountiful is in flowering group 2. Bountiful is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Bountiful apple trees

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.

Historical details

Introduced by East Malling Research Station in the 1960s. The parentage is possibly Cox's Orange Pippin and Lanes Prince Albert.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Bountiful'


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