Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners3
Average1
Some needed1

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees5

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year2
2-year2
2-year bush-trained16
Patio-trained1
Half standard3
Standard 1.75m1
Fan-trained3
Espalier-trained5

Supplied as


Bare-root
Pot-grown5

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)
Large (semi-vigorous)5
Full-size (standard)

Rootstock


MM1065

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early
Mid2
Late3
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week1
2-3 weeks
1-2 months3
3 months or more1

Uses


Good for eating fresh5
Good for cooking2
Good for juice1
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape1

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred5
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
22
32
41
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile2
Partially self-fertile2
Not self-fertile1

Ploidy

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Diploid5

Pollinating others

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Good1
Average4
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing1
Slightly small1
Average growth3
Slightly large
Large
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious1
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy3
Good1
Light1

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer5
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening4
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular5
Biennial tendency

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance1
Some resistance
Susceptible2

Can be grown in


Temperate climates5
Mild / damp climates1
Warm climates1

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good1
Average2
Poor1

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture2

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant2
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible1

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


United Kingdom4
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18491
1850 - 18992
1900 - 1949
1950 - 19991
20001

Fruit colour


Green / Yellow1
Orange flush2
Red1
Russet1

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    Christmas Pippin Apple trees

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    Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
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    Egremont Russet Apple trees

    Egremont Russet  Best seller

    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Golden Delicious Apple trees

    Golden Delicious

    The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
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    Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating