Edward VII apple trees

Edward VII apple tree
  • Pick: Late-season (mid-October)
  • Flowering group: 6
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Edward VII

Edward VII emerged slightly later than the mainstream Victorian-era cooking apples, but it continues the English tradition of specialist high quality culinary apples - most other countries favour dual-purpose varieties for cooking.

It also has the pedigree - it is thought to be descended from two classic heritage varieties, Blenheim Orange and Golden Noble. The similarity with Golden Noble is particularly close.

In a nod towards the modern era of smaller families, the fruit size, whilst still big, is not as large as some of the older cookers, making it easier to use in smaller quantities. However like most traditional English cookers, the apples keep well into winter.

Edward VII 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 Edward VII


  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 6?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Scab: Very resistant?
  • Blossom wilt / Brown rot: Some resistance?




  • Frost resistance: Good resistance?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Edward VII

Edward VII is in flowering group 6. Edward VII is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Edward VII apple trees

Edward VII is a trouble-free garden apple variety with good natural disease resistance, and a good choice for all areas, including wetter climates.

The main factor to be aware of is its very late flowering period - this can make pollination a problem, but on the other hand Edward VII is a good choice if you have a garden which is prone to frosts, as it blooms late and the blossom has some frost resistance.

Historical details

Raised at the turn of the 20th century, and quickly received the RHS Award of Garden Merit (in 1903).

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Edward VII'

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