Lady Henniker apple trees

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

Lady Henniker is a traditional Victorian apple - heavy-cropping, reliable, and easy to grow.

Although primarily used as a cooker - it cooks down to a sweet-sharp puree - it is also a good apple for eating fresh if you like a sharper flavour.

Lady Henniker apple trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) Standard 1.75m - 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.

Summary features of Lady Henniker

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Poor?
  • Ploidy: Triploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Some resistance?

Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Cooking result: Puree

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?

Pollination guide for Lady Henniker

Lady Henniker is in flowering group 4. Lady Henniker is a triploid variety and cannot pollinate other varieties. It needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. You can either plant a self-fertile variety (which will pollinate itself and the Lady Henniker) or you can plant two pollination partners which must each be of different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the Lady Henniker. If you need further advice on this just get in touch.

How to grow Lady Henniker apple trees

Lady Henniker is a fairly vigorous variety, and produces an attractive large tree when grafted on a vigorous rootstock. Although it is a regular cropper, cropping can be light in the first few years as the tree grows.

Disease resistance is good.

Historical details

Lady Henniker was raised is the 1840s by John Perkins, the gardener to Lord Henniker, of Thornham Hall in Suffolk. The parentage is unknown, it was raised from a pip.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Lady Henniker'


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