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Pollination of James Grieve apple trees

James Grieve (Malus domestica)  is in flowering group 3. James Grieve is partially self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting is likely to be better if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate James Grieve in our catalogue

  • Admiration

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    Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Arthur Turnerin stock

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      A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Mid
      • Available rootstocks:
      • MM106
    • Ballerina Flamenco

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      A ballerina-style apple tree which grows as columnar minarette.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Mid
      • Ballerina Samba

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        One of the best-flavoured Ballerina minarette-type apple varieties.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Bardsey

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          A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.
          • Flowering group: 2
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Beauty of Bath

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            One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.
            • Flowering group: 3
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Very early
            • Bladon Pippin

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              A new Cox-style apple variety, but with a sweeter flavour - discovered as a chance seedling in the village of Bladon.
              • Flowering group: 3
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Mid
              • Bloody Ploughman

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                An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh.
                • Flowering group: 4
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Mid
                • Bountifulin stock

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                  Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.
                  • Flowering group: 2
                  • Good pollinator
                  • Not self-fertile
                  • Picking: Mid
                  • Available rootstocks:
                  • MM106
                • Braeburnin stock

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                  Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.
                  • Flowering group: 4
                  • Self-fertile
                  • Picking: Very late
                  • Available rootstocks:
                  • MM106
                • Bright Future

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                  An excellent late-season English apple with a very good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp hard flesh.
                  • Flowering group: 3
                  • Not self-fertile
                  • Picking: Late
                  • Butterball

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                    Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Good pollinator
                    • Self-fertile
                    • Picking: Late
                    • Charles Ross

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                      Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Chivers Delightin stock

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                        Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.
                        • Flowering group: 4
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Late
                        • Available rootstocks:
                        • M26
                      • Christmas Pippinin stock

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                        Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.
                        • Flowering group: 3
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Late
                        • Available rootstocks:
                        • MM106
                      • Core Blimey

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                        • Flowering group: 3
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Late
                        • Cornish Aromatic

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                          An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour.
                          • Flowering group: 2
                          • Not self-fertile
                          • Picking: Late
                          • Cornish Gilliflower

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                            Cornish Gilliflower is a popular English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.
                            • Flowering group: 4
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Very late
                            • Cox's Orange Pippinin stock

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                              Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.
                              • Flowering group: 3
                              • Partially self-fertile
                              • Picking: Mid
                              • Available rootstocks:
                              • MM106
                            • Devonshire Quarrenden

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                              A very old English summer apple, with a vinous strawberry flavour, grown throughout the UK.
                              • Flowering group: 2
                              • Partially self-fertile
                              • Picking: Very early
                              • Discoveryin stock

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                                Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.
                                • Flowering group: 3
                                • Not self-fertile
                                • Picking: Early
                                • Available rootstocks:
                                • M9
                                • MM106
                              • Dunkerton's Late

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                                Dunkerton's Late is a traditional cider variety, producing a light sweet cider.
                                • Flowering group: 3
                                • Not self-fertile
                                • Picking: Very late
                                • Eden

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                                  A new dual-purpose apple which has a naturally non-browning flesh, ideal for salads and fresh apple juice.
                                  • Flowering group: 2
                                  • Not self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Late
                                  • Egremont Russet

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                                    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
                                    • Flowering group: 2
                                    • Partially self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Late
                                    • Ellison's Orange

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                                      Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour.
                                      • Flowering group: 4
                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                      • Picking: Mid
                                      • Everestein stock

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                                        Evereste is one of the most well-known crab-apples, featuring white blossom and red-yellow fruits.
                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                        • Good pollinator
                                        • Self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Late
                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                        • M9
                                      • Fiestain stock

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                                        Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.
                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                        • Partially self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Late
                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                        • MM106
                                      • Galain stock

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                                        Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavour.
                                        • Flowering group: 4
                                        • Partially self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Late
                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                        • M9
                                      • Golden Deliciousin stock

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                                        The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.
                                        • Flowering group: 4
                                        • Good pollinator
                                        • Partially self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Late
                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                        • MM106
                                      • Golden Gemin stock

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                                        A traditional crab-apple featuring a mass of white blossom in spring, followed by yellow crab apples.
                                        • Flowering group: 4
                                        • Good pollinator
                                        • Self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Late
                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                        • M26
                                      • Gorgeous

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                                        Malus Gorgeous has pink/white blossom and spherical cherry-like red fruits which are good for jelly.
                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                        • Good pollinator
                                        • Self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Very late
                                        • Granny Smithin stock

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                                          Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.
                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                          • Good pollinator
                                          • Self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Very late
                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                          • MM106
                                        • Grenadier

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                                          Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.
                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                          • Good pollinator
                                          • Partially self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Early
                                          • Harry Baker

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                                            Malus Harry Baker is a popular crab-apple with deep pink flowers and dark red fruits which are very good for crab-apple jelly.
                                            • Flowering group: 4
                                            • Good pollinator
                                            • Self-fertile
                                            • Picking: Late
                                            • Harry Masters Jerseyin stock

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                                              Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
                                              • Flowering group: 4
                                              • Not self-fertile
                                              • Picking: Very late
                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                              • MM106
                                            • Herefordshire Russetin stock

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                                              Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.
                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                              • Not self-fertile
                                              • Picking: Late
                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                              • MM106
                                              • M25
                                            • Hidden Rosein stock

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                                              Hidden Rose is named for the unexpected pink flesh hidden behind the plain green skin.
                                              • Flowering group: 2
                                              • Not self-fertile
                                              • Picking: Late
                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                              • M26
                                              • MM106
                                            • Honeycrisp

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                                              Honeycrisp is an American cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.
                                              • Flowering group: 4
                                              • Not self-fertile
                                              • Picking: Late
                                              • Howgate Wonder

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                                                Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.
                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                • Partially self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Late
                                                • Irish Peachin stock

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                                                  Irish Peach is a popular early season apple, ripening in July / August. It is easy to grow and low maintenance.
                                                  • Flowering group: 2
                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Very early
                                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                                  • MM106
                                                • Jelly King

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                                                  A compact crab apple, with unusually large persistent fruits - excellent for crab apple jelly.
                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                  • Good pollinator
                                                  • Self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Late
                                                  • John Downiein stock

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                                                    John Downie is a traditional crab apple for making crab apple jelly. White blossom and orange-red fruits.
                                                    • Flowering group: 4
                                                    • Good pollinator
                                                    • Self-fertile
                                                    • Picking: Late
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                                                    • Semi-vigorous
                                                  • Keswick Codlin

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                                                    Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.
                                                    • Flowering group: 2
                                                    • Partially self-fertile
                                                    • Picking: Early
                                                    • Kidd's Orange Redin stock

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                                                      Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                      • MM106
                                                    • King of the Pippins

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                                                      A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.
                                                      • Flowering group: 4
                                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                      • Kingston Black

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                                                        Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
                                                        • Flowering group: 4
                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                        • Picking: Very late
                                                        • Lane's Prince Albert

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                                                          A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.
                                                          • Flowering group: 4
                                                          • Good pollinator
                                                          • Not self-fertile
                                                          • Picking: Late
                                                          • Laura

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                                                            Malus Laura is a very upright dwarf crab-apple, with bronze leaves, crimson blossom and maroon fruitlets.
                                                            • Flowering group: 2
                                                            • Good pollinator
                                                            • Self-fertile
                                                            • Picking: Late
                                                            • Laxton's Fortunein stock

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                                                              A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery.
                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                              • Partially self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Mid
                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                              • MM106
                                                            • Laxton's Superbin stock

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                                                              Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era.
                                                              • Flowering group: 4
                                                              • Partially self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                              • M26
                                                              • MM106
                                                            • Limelightin stock

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                                                              Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for beginners.
                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Mid
                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                              • MM106
                                                            • Little Paxin stock

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                                                              A new English apple variety, recently discovered on the Isle of Wight - but its appearance and flavour hark back to the Victorian era.
                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                              • Good pollinator
                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                              • MM106
                                                            • Lord Derbyin stock

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                                                              Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.
                                                              • Flowering group: 4
                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                              • M116
                                                            • Meridian

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                                                              Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.
                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Mid
                                                              • Michelinin stock

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                                                                Michelin is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
                                                                • Flowering group: 4
                                                                • Partially self-fertile
                                                                • Picking: Late
                                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                                • M116
                                                              • Newton Wonderin stock

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                                                                A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.
                                                                • Flowering group: 4
                                                                • Partially self-fertile
                                                                • Picking: Late
                                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                                • MM106
                                                              • NUVAR® Marble

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                                                                A modern English crab-apple, with large fruits, ideal for early-season crab-apple jelly.
                                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                                • Good pollinator
                                                                • Self-fertile
                                                                • Picking: Early
                                                                • Peasgood's Nonsuch

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                                                                  Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
                                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                                  • Partially self-fertile
                                                                  • Picking: Mid
                                                                  • Pink Glow

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                                                                    Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and very attractive dark pink fruits. It is exceptionally cold-hardy.
                                                                    • Flowering group: 2
                                                                    • Good pollinator
                                                                    • Self-fertile
                                                                    • Picking: Early
                                                                    • Pitmaston Pine Apple

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                                                                      A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.
                                                                      • Flowering group: 4
                                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                                      • Pixiein stock

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                                                                        Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.
                                                                        • Flowering group: 4
                                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                                        • Picking: Late
                                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                                        • MM106
                                                                      • Porter's Perfectionin stock

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                                                                        Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.
                                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                                        • Picking: Late
                                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                                        • M116
                                                                        • M25
                                                                      • Rajka

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                                                                        Rajka is a modern disease-resistant heavy-cropping apple variety with a good sweet/sharp flavour.
                                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                                        • Picking: Mid
                                                                        • Red Devil

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                                                                          Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.
                                                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                                                          • Self-fertile
                                                                          • Picking: Mid
                                                                          • Red Obelisk

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                                                                            Malus Red Obelisk is a compact upright crab-apple with white flowers, purple / green leaves, and red fruits.
                                                                            • Flowering group: 4
                                                                            • Good pollinator
                                                                            • Self-fertile
                                                                            • Picking: Late
                                                                            • Red Sentinel

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                                                                              Malus Red Sentinel has classic white blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.
                                                                              • Flowering group: 2
                                                                              • Good pollinator
                                                                              • Self-fertile
                                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                                              • Red Windsorin stock

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                                                                                Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.
                                                                                • Flowering group: 2
                                                                                • Self-fertile
                                                                                • Picking: Mid
                                                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                • MM106
                                                                              • Reverend W. Wilks

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                                                                                A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.
                                                                                • Flowering group: 2
                                                                                • Self-fertile
                                                                                • Picking: Early
                                                                                • Rosehip

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                                                                                  Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
                                                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                  • Good pollinator
                                                                                  • Self-fertile
                                                                                  • Picking: Late
                                                                                  • Rosemary Russet

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                                                                                    A classic English russet apple, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.
                                                                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                    • Not self-fertile
                                                                                    • Picking: Late
                                                                                    • Rosettein stock

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                                                                                      Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.
                                                                                      • Flowering group: 2
                                                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                                                      • Picking: Early
                                                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                      • M9
                                                                                      • MM106
                                                                                      • M116
                                                                                    • Rubinette

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                                                                                      Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.
                                                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                                                      • Saint Edmund's Russetin stock

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                                                                                        Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
                                                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                        • Partially self-fertile
                                                                                        • Picking: Mid
                                                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                        • MM106
                                                                                      • Saturn

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                                                                                        An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.
                                                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                        • Partially self-fertile
                                                                                        • Picking: Mid
                                                                                        • Scotch Dumpling

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                                                                                          Scotch Dumpling is a large Scottish cooking apple. Cooks to a frothy puree with a good flavour.
                                                                                          • Flowering group: 2
                                                                                          • Not self-fertile
                                                                                          • Picking: Early
                                                                                          • Scrumptiousin stock

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                                                                                            Scrumptious is a modern award-winning early-season English dessert apple.
                                                                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                            • Self-fertile
                                                                                            • Picking: Early
                                                                                            • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                            • MM106
                                                                                          • Spartanin stock

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                                                                                            Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.
                                                                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                            • Good pollinator
                                                                                            • Partially self-fertile
                                                                                            • Picking: Late
                                                                                            • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                            • MM106
                                                                                          • Stirling Castle

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                                                                                            A traditional Scottish cooker from the Victorian era, with a good sharp flavour.
                                                                                            • Flowering group: 2
                                                                                            • Partially self-fertile
                                                                                            • Picking: Mid
                                                                                            • Sunsetin stock

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                                                                                              Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.
                                                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                              • Self-fertile
                                                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                              • MM106
                                                                                            • Surprizein stock

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                                                                                              An unusual new apple variety with a unique combination of orange skin and pink flesh.
                                                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                                                              • Picking: Mid
                                                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                              • MM106
                                                                                            • Tickled Pinkin stock

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                                                                                              A new red-fleshed apple variety, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.
                                                                                              • Flowering group: 4
                                                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                              • M116
                                                                                            • Tydeman's Late Orange

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                                                                                              Tydeman's Late Orange is an excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.
                                                                                              • Flowering group: 4
                                                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                                                              • William Crump

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                                                                                                A little-known high quality English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.
                                                                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                                                                • Picking: Late
                                                                                                • Winter Gemin stock

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                                                                                                  Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.
                                                                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                                                                  • Picking: Late
                                                                                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                                  • MM106
                                                                                                • Worcester Pearmain

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                                                                                                  Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.
                                                                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                                  • Partially self-fertile
                                                                                                  • Picking: Early
                                                                                                  • Yellow Ingestriein stock

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                                                                                                    One of the prettiest of all apples, perfect for a table display, with a rich fruity flavour.
                                                                                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                                    • Not self-fertile
                                                                                                    • Picking: Mid
                                                                                                    • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                                    • MM106