Dumelow's Seedling apple trees

Dumelow's Seedling apple tree
  • Pick: Late-season (early October)
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Cookery | Juicing 
  • Pollination partners
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.

Dumelow's Seedling apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

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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.