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Apple trees
Meridian

Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.
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Using


Apple trees
Meridian
Picking seasonMid
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityVery good
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Flavour style (apples)Sharper
Food usesEating fresh
Juice
Discoloration of fruitOxidising
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Growing


Apple trees
Meridian
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourAverage vigour
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
Organic cultureSuitable
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Problems


Apple trees
Meridian
Woolly aphidSome susceptibility
Disease resistanceGood
ScabSome resistance
MildewSome resistance
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Climate


Apple trees
Meridian
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
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Identification


Apple trees
Meridian
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin2000
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourOrange / Red
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