Scotch Bridget apple trees

Scotch Bridget is a popular Scottish cooking apple, and also found in gardens in Cumbria and south-west England.

Its popularity is partly down to its good cooking qualities, and partly its ability to thrive in the mild but wet conditions encountered in the north west of England and Scotland. It can also be eaten fresh - if you like a sharper apple.

The apples are juicy and moderately acidic. When cooked they retain most of their shape.

Scotch Bridget apple trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 26th September (pot grown) or from November for bare-rooted trees.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £31.50 Sold outalert me

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £18.95
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.

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Summary features of Scotch Bridget

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Poor?
  • Ploidy: Triploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

Pollination guide for Scotch Bridget

Scotch Bridget is in flowering group 3. Scotch Bridget 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 Scotch Bridget) 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 Scotch Bridget. If you need further advice on this just get in touch. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Scotch Bridget apple trees

Scotch Bridget is a good choice for anyone wanting to grow apples in a damp wet climate It also ripens a bit later than other varieties usually found in the north-west.

Historical details

Scotland, 19th century.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Scotch Bridget'


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