Scrumptious® Apple trees

  • Best seller
  • Pick: Early-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Scrumptious

Scrumptious is an excellent modern English early dessert apple, and has quickly established itself as one of the most successful garden apple varieties of recent times.

The flavour is what sets this apple apart from other early apple varieties, as the apples become genuinely sweet when planted in a sunny position. It's a great example of how growers are once again looking at flavour as the most important characteristic in a good apple. Scrumptious is also one of the most reliable early varieties, and the apples can be picked over a period of a couple of weeks rather than all at once.

If you are looking for a high-quality early-season apple which is productive and easy to grow, this is it!

Scrumptious® is a protected variety.

Scrumptious apple trees for sale

Order now for delivery in September (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Very small  (1.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock £30.95
Very small  (1.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M27 rootstock £30.95
Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M9 rootstock £29.95
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M26 rootstock £29.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £29.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard premium - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £34.95

Bare-root fruit trees

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M9 rootstock £26.45
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M26 rootstock £26.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (2.5m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M116 rootstock £19.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £17.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £26.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - own-roots £21.00 Sold outalert me

Pot-grown cordon fruit trees

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Cordon premium - 12l pot - M9 rootstock £31.45

Bare-root cordon fruit trees

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Cordon - bare-root - M9 rootstock £24.95

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Fan -12l pot - MM106 rootstock £54.95 Enquire
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Espalier 2-tier -12l pot - MM106 rootstock £54.95 Enquire

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 Scrumptious

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Weeping
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Very resistant?
  • Bitter pit: Some susceptibility?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

Pollination guide for Scrumptious

Scrumptious is in flowering group 3. Scrumptious is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Scrumptious apple trees

Scrumptious was developed specially for UK gardens by the English apple breeder Hugh Ermen. It is easy to grow and requires little if any routine pruning. It has a naturally weeping form, and the branches may benefit from support if the weight of apples looks too much for them.

Scrumptious is self-fertile apple variety, so no pollination partner is needed, and the blossom also has some resistance to frost.

To get the full red colour make sure you plant in a sunny aspect.

Scrumptious is reasonaly disease-resistant, and is a good choice for areas with mild damp climates, where many apple varieties can struggle.

Historical details

Scrumptious was developed in Kent in by Hugh Ermen and released in 1980. It is related to Golden Delicious and Discovery.

Scrumptious® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Scrumptious'


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