Tickled Pink® Apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season (late September)
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery | Juicing 
  • Pollination partners

Baya® Marisa

Tickled Pink (Baya® Marisa) is a new dual-purpose apple variety with a remarkable and unusual red flesh. We worked alongside the Frank P. Matthews nursery in the West Midlands to introduce this new variety to the UK in 2011. It is amongst the best of the true red-fleshed apples for eating flavour.

On the tree the apples appear just like any other red apple, but cut one open and the striking red flesh is revealed. The flavour is tart but pleasantly mild, and the flesh is very juicy.

The blossom is a particularly attractive feature of this variety, being a deep solid crimson red - making it an excellent ornamental feature in the spring garden.

As you might expect Tickled Pink is also a useful apple for the kitchen. The slices keep their shape when cooked, and have an attractive pink colouring. The juice is also pink.

Tickled Pink featured in one of the dishes in the dessert finals of the BBC cookery programm 'Great British Menu' (series 14) in May 2019.

Tickled Pink® is a protected variety.

Tickled Pink apple trees for sale

Delivery from week commmencing 6th April (when showing as in stock)

Mature size*Supplied asPriceQuantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Very small  (1.5m after 5-10 years)2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock  Baya® Marisa less than 5 in stock£32.95
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M26 rootstock  Baya® Marisa£32.95Sold outalert me
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M26 rootstock  Baya® Marisa£32.95Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock  Baya® Marisa£32.95

Bare-root fruit trees

Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years)1-year - bare-root - M26 rootstock  Baya® Marisa£19.50Sold outalert me
Large  (2.5m - 3.5m after 5-10 years)1-year - bare-root - M116 rootstock £19.95Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock  Baya® Marisa£19.50Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock  Baya® Marisa£28.45Sold outalert me
Large  (3.5m - 5m after 5-10 years)1-year - bare-root - MM111 rootstock  Baya® Marisa£18.95Sold outalert me

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)Fan -12l pot - MM106 rootstock  Baya® Marisa£55.95Enquire
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)Espalier 2-tier -12l pot - MM106 rootstock  Baya® Marisa£55.95Enquire

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 Tickled Pink


  • 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?
  • Attractive blossom
  • Attractive fruit
  • Scab: Some resistance?


  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Good for juice
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?


  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Period of origin: 2000
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Blossom colour: Crimson
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?


  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Tickled Pink

Tickled Pink is in flowering group 4. Tickled Pink is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Tickled Pink apple trees

Tickled Pink has been developed specifically for the commercial grower and amateur gardener and has greatly improved horticultural characteristics over some of the earlier red-fleshed apple varieties, including better scab tolerance.

The main thing to look out for is over-cropping, which can be addressed by thinning the fruitlets in June.

Historical details

Germany 2009. This variety is registered under the trademark name Baya® Marisa.

Tickled Pink® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Tickled Pink'

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

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