Morgan Sweet cider apple trees

Morgan Sweet cider apple tree

Morgan Sweet is a traditional English west-country cider variety, producing a full sweet cider juice.

Although now usually classified as a cider apple variety, Morgan Sweet can be used when fully ripe as a passable eating apple. Many city children evacuated to the Somerset countryside during the Second World War have fond memories of Morgan Sweet as an eating apple - it was often the only kind available at the time.

Morgan Sweet cider apple trees for sale

Delivery from week commmencing 25th November 2019 (or late November/December for bare-root).

Mature size*Supplied asPriceQuantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (2.5m - 3.5m after 5-10 years)1-year - bare-root - M116 rootstock £19.95Sold outalert me

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 Morgan Sweet

Growing

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

Uses

  • Picking season: Early?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Good for juice
  • Good for cider
  • Juice style: Sweet (cider)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colour: Green
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Morgan Sweet

Morgan Sweet 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 Morgan Sweet) 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 Morgan Sweet. If you need further advice on this just get in touch. Like all cider-apple varieties it can also be pollinated by most other apple varieties or crab-apples flowering at the same time.

Historical details

West Country, 1800s.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Morgan Sweet'


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

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