Eden® Apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season (early October)
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery | Juicing 
  • Pollination partners

Eden is a new dual-purpose apple from Canada with a unique characteristic - the flesh does not turn brown when the apple is cut, making it ideal for use in fruit salads.

Eden is pleasant to eat fresh, and the flavour is quite similar to the popular Spartan apple - crisp and sweet (in fact they share a common ancestry).

When cooked, Eden turns into a puree, and does not need extra sugar.

This is also an excellent variety for juicing, partly because the juice stays clearer than most other varieties, but also because of the pleasant sweet flavour of the juice. The juice is pale golden green colour.

Eden® is a protected variety.

Eden apple trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Very small  (1.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock £32.95
Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M9 rootstock £32.95
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M26 rootstock £32.95 Sold outalert me

Bare-root fruit trees

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Spindlebush - bare-root - M9 rootstock £28.45

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 Eden

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Persistent?
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Scab: Some susceptibility?
  • Mildew: Some resistance?
  • Fireblight: Some resistance?
  • Bitter pit: Some susceptibility?

Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Good for juice
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?
  • Juice style: Sweeter

Identification

  • Country of origin: Canada
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Red / Green
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light

Climate

  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Eden

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

How to grow Eden apple trees

Eden is heavy-cropping and generally easy to grow.

It ripens relatively late in the season, and the apples do not fall when ripe, but hang on the tree (known as "persistence") well into early winter. In Canada this feature is being exploited by cider producers to make "ice cider", where the apples are allowed to freeze on the tree before being picked for cider production.

Historical details

Eden was developed in Canada in the 1970s, and is distantly descended from McIntosh, an old 19th century Canadian variety. The maroon-coloured skin and bright white flesh of McIntosh are frequently found in its descendants, including Eden. The new variety languished, un-named, at the research station until 2000 when a researcher noticed the flesh was remarkably non-browning - the scientific term is non-oxidising. It was then named as Eden and has entered commercial production on a small scale.

Eden® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Eden'


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