Dumelow's Seedling apple trees

Dumelow's Seedling apple tree
  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Cookery | Juicing 
RHS AGM for Dumelow's Seedling

One of the oldest traditional English cooking apples, Dumelow's Seedling (or Dumeller's Seedling) has a rich full acidity, and cooks down to a stiff pale puree.

This is one of our own favourite cooking apples, perfect for apple crumble.

Order now for delivery from September onwards.

Dumelow's Seedling apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries December 2016 - March 2017)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £25.95

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.

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 Dumelow's Seedling


  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?



  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Green - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?


  • Frost resistance: Good resistance?
  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Dumelow's Seedling

Dumelow's Seedling is in flowering group 4. Dumelow's Seedling is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Dumelow's Seedling apple trees

Dumelow's Seedling is easy to grow and like many old cooking apple varieties it is relatively disease-resistant.

Historical details

Raised by Richard Dumeller of Shakerstone, Leicestershire, in the early 1800s.

Descended from Northern Greening and in turn a parent of several well-known cooking apples - Lane's Prince Albert, Monarch, and Newton Wonder.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Dumelow's Seedling'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.