Beauty of Bath apple trees

Beauty of Bath apple tree
  • Pick: Very early-season (early August)
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

Beauty of Bath is a very attractive early-season English apple. It ripens at the start of August in southern England.

The flesh has a good flavour for such an early variety. As with all early-season apples, the timing of picking has quite an influence on the flavour, which can go from a mildly sharp to sweeter as it ripens.

Beauty of Bath apples tend to fall from the tree as soon as they are ripe. They are best picked and eaten on the same day. If you have a surplus then try juicing them, the juice will have an attractive pink tinge.

The characteristic flattened shape and pretty red-flushed colouring are also found in its well-known descendant Discovery. Another common characteristic is the way the red skin will bleed into the flesh in both apples.

Beauty of Bath apple trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 13th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £19.50 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £28.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £31.95 Sold outalert me
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M25 rootstock £19.50 Sold outalert me
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) Standard 1.75m - bare-root - M25 rootstock £31.95
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - M25 rootstock £31.95

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 Beauty of Bath

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Canker: Some resistance?
  • Scab: Very resistant?
  • Mildew: Some resistance?
  • Woolly aphid: Some resistance
  • Bitter pit: Some susceptibility?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

Pollination guide for Beauty of Bath

Beauty of Bath is in flowering group 3. Beauty of Bath is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Beauty of Bath apple trees

Beauty of Bath is easy to grow in any part of the UK. It makes a good choice for wetter climates because it is very resistant to scab, a major disease of apples which is more prevalent in mild damp conditions.

Historical details

Beauty of Bath originates from Bath, Somerset. It was introduced in the 1860s and was for a time an important early-season commercial variety, although it is now mainly grown in gardens.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Beauty of Bath'


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