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Pollination of Roberts Red crab apple trees

Roberts Red (Malus)  is in flowering group 2. Roberts Red is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate Roberts Red in our catalogue

  • Admirationin stock

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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
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Arosin stock

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    A small slow-growing upright crab-apple, with bronze-green leaves, beautiful dark pink flowers with white centres, and maroon fruits in the autumn.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-vigorous
  • 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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    Flamenco (also known as Obelisk) is 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
      • Bardseyin stock

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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
        • Available rootstocks:
        • M26
        • MM106
      • Beauty of Bathin stock

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        One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Very early
        • Available rootstocks:
        • MM106
        • M25
      • Bladon Pippinin stock

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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
        • Available rootstocks:
        • M26
        • MM106
      • 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:
        • M27
        • M9
        • M26
        • MM106
      • Bright Futurein stock

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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
        • Available rootstocks:
        • MM106
      • Brownlees Russetin stock

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        Brownlees Russet is a high quality late-season dessert russet apple.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • MM106
      • Butterballin stock

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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
        • Available rootstocks:
        • M27
        • Semi-vigorous
      • Charles Rossin stock

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        Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Available rootstocks:
        • M27
        • M26
        • MM106
      • 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:
        • M27
        • M9
        • M26
        • MM106
      • Cinderellain stock

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        A naturally dwarf bushy-crab-apple. White blossom followed by tiny golden spherical fruitlets, and yellow autumn leaf colours.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Very dwarf
      • Core Blimeyin stock

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        Core Blimey is a red Cox-style eating apple, suitable for most areas of the UK.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • M26
        • MM106
      • Cornish Aromaticin stock

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        An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour.
        • Flowering group: 2
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • MM106
        • M116
      • 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
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Available rootstocks:
        • M27
        • M9
        • M26
        • MM106
        • MM111
        • M25
      • Delbarestivale

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        An attractive heavy-cropping September apple with a good flavour.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Devonshire Quarrendenin stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • MM106
        • 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:
          • M27
          • M9
          • M26
          • MM106
        • Dunkerton's Latein stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • MM106
        • Edenin stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • M27
          • M26
          • MM106
        • Egremont Russetin stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • M27
          • M9
          • M26
          • MM106
          • M25
        • 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:
          • M27
          • M9
          • Semi-vigorous
        • 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:
          • M27
          • M9
          • M26
          • MM106
        • Gorgeousin stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • M27
          • Semi-vigorous
        • 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
        • Greensleevesin stock

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          Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.
          • Flowering group: 2
          • Good pollinator
          • Partially self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Available rootstocks:
          • M27
          • M26
          • MM106
        • Grenadierin stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • M26
          • 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:
          • M27
          • M9
          • M26
          • MM106
          • M25
        • Howgate Wonderin stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • M26
          • MM106
          • M25
        • Indian Magicin stock

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          An excellent all-round crab apple, with attractive bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and small persistent red fruits.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Good pollinator
          • Self-fertile
          • Picking: Very late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Semi-vigorous
        • 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
          • M25
        • James Grievein stock

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          James Grieve is the classic Scottish dual-purpose apple. It can be eaten fresh, and is also excellent for juicing and cooking.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Good pollinator
          • Partially self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Available rootstocks:
          • M27
          • M9
          • M26
          • MM106
          • MM111
          • M25
        • Jelly Kingin stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Semi-vigorous
          • M25
        • Katyin stock

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          Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Good pollinator
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Early
          • Available rootstocks:
          • M27
          • M9
          • M26
          • MM106
          • M116
          • MM111
        • Keswick Codlinin stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • MM106
        • 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:
          • M26
          • MM106
        • Laurain stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • MM106
          • Semi-vigorous
        • 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:
          • 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:
          • M27
          • M9
          • M26
          • 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:
          • M9
          • M26
          • MM106
        • Lord Lambournein stock

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          Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.
          • Flowering group: 2
          • Partially self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Available rootstocks:
          • M27
          • M26
          • MM106
          • M25
        • Louisain stock

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          Malus Louisa is a pretty weeping crab apple with light pink blossom and small yellow fruitlets.
          • Flowering group: 2
          • Good pollinator
          • Self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Semi-dwarf
          • Semi-vigorous
        • Malus baccatain stock

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          The Siberian crab-apple, noted for its exceptional cold-hardiness, disease-resistance, attractive blossom and clusters of cherry-like fruitlets in autumn,
          • Flowering group: 2
          • Good pollinator
          • Self-fertile
          • Picking: Early
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Semi-vigorous
          • M25
        • Malus floribundain stock

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          Malus floribunda is also known as the Japanese Crab. Pink / white blossom then red / yellow fruits.
          • Flowering group: 2
          • Good pollinator
          • Self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Semi-vigorous
          • M25
        • Melrosein stock

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          Melrose is a well-regarded American apple, with a pleasant sweet flavour.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • MM106
        • Meridianin stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • MM106
        • NUVAR® Marblein stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Semi-vigorous
        • Peasgood's Nonsuchin stock

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          Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Partially self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Available rootstocks:
          • MM106
          • M25
        • Pink Glowin stock

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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
          • Available rootstocks:
          • M27
          • Semi-vigorous
        • 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
          • MM111
          • M25
        • Prince Williamin stock

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          Prince William is a modern bittersweet cider variety from the famous Long Ashton Research Station.
          • Flowering group: 2
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Available rootstocks:
          • M116
          • MM111
        • Professor Sprengerin stock

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          A well-proportioned crab-apple with profuse white blossom, and golden-orange fruitlets in autumn.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Good pollinator
          • Self-fertile
          • Picking:
          • Available rootstocks:
          • M9
        • Profusionin stock

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          Malus Profusion (also known as Directeur Moerlands) is a classic crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom followed by small crimson berry-like fruitlets.
          • Flowering group: 2
          • Good pollinator
          • Self-fertile
          • Picking: Early
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Semi-vigorous
        • Queen of the Realmin stock

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          A new apple variety, released in 2022 to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • MM106
        • 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 Devilin stock

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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
            • Available rootstocks:
            • M27
            • M9
            • M26
            • MM106
            • M116
          • Red Falstaffin stock

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            Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.
            • Flowering group: 3
            • Self-fertile
            • Picking: Late
            • Available rootstocks:
            • M27
            • M9
            • M26
            • MM106
            • M116
            • MM111
          • Red Sentinelin stock

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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
            • Available rootstocks:
            • M27
            • M9
            • Semi-vigorous
            • M25
          • 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:
            • M27
            • M9
            • M26
            • MM106
            • M116
            • MM111
          • Reverend W. Wilksin stock

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            A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.
            • Flowering group: 2
            • Self-fertile
            • Picking: Early
            • Available rootstocks:
            • MM106
          • Rosehipin stock

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            Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
            • Flowering group: 3
            • Good pollinator
            • Self-fertile
            • Picking: Late
            • Available rootstocks:
            • Semi-vigorous
          • Rosemary Russetin stock

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            A classic English russet apple with excellent flavours, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.
            • Flowering group: 3
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Late
            • Available rootstocks:
            • MM106
          • 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:
            • M27
            • M9
            • M26
            • MM106
            • M116
          • Royaltyin stock

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            Malus Royalty has bright purple-red blossom, dark green-bronze leaves, and dark red fruitlets.
            • Flowering group:
            • Self-fertile
            • Picking: Mid
            • Available rootstocks:
            • Semi-vigorous
          • 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:
              • M25
            • Saturnin stock

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              An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.
              • Flowering group: 3
              • Partially self-fertile
              • Picking: Mid
              • Available rootstocks:
              • M26
              • MM106
            • Scarlettin stock

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              Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and dark red fruitlets.
              • Flowering group: 3
              • Good pollinator
              • Self-fertile
              • Picking: Very late
              • Available rootstocks:
              • Semi-vigorous
            • Scotch Dumplingin stock

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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
              • Available rootstocks:
              • MM106
            • 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:
              • M27
              • M9
              • M26
              • MM106
              • M116
            • 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:
              • M9
              • M26
              • MM106
            • Stirling Castlein stock

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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
              • Available rootstocks:
              • MM106
            • Sun Rivalin stock

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              Malus Sun Rival is a popular weeping crab-apple, with pale pink blossom and small red berry-like fruitlets.
              • Flowering group: 3
              • Good pollinator
              • Self-fertile
              • Picking: Mid
              • Available rootstocks:
              • Semi-vigorous
            • 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:
              • M27
              • M9
              • M26
              • 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:
              • M27
              • M26
              • MM106
            • Three Countiesin stock

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              Three Counties is an early-ripening bittersweet cider apple.
              • Flowering group: 2
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Mid
              • Available rootstocks:
              • M116
              • MM111
              • M25
            • Topazin stock

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              A modern and reliable disease-resistant variety with a sharp flavour.
              • Flowering group: 3
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Late
              • Available rootstocks:
              • MM106
            • William Crumpin stock

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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
              • Available rootstocks:
              • MM106
              • M25
            • 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:
              • M27
              • M9
              • M26
            • Worcester Pearmainin stock

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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
              • Available rootstocks:
              • M27
              • M26
              • MM106
              • M25
            • Yellow Ingestrie

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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