Fruit tree catalogue


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners2
Average2
Some needed1

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees5

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year83
2-year35
2-year bush-trained76
Patio-trained2
Half standard41
Standard 1.75m24
Cordon4
Fan-trained12
Espalier-trained5
Spindle-bush12

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
Late2
Very late1

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 cooking1
Good for juice1
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential1
Full sun preferred4
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
21
33
41
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile3
Partially self-fertile
Not self-fertile2

Ploidy

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Diploid5

Pollinating others

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Good
Average5
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing2
Slightly small
Average growth3
Slightly large
Large
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious2
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy2
Good2
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 resistance
Some resistance
Susceptible2

Can be grown in


Temperate climates5
Mild / damp climates1
Warm climates1

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good1
Average3
Poor1

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture1

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant1
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


New Zealand1
United Kingdom4

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18491
1850 - 1899
1900 - 1949
1950 - 19992
20002

Fruit colour


Orange / Red1
Orange flush2
Red1
Russet1

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  • Apple trees
    Braeburn Apple trees

    Braeburn

    Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Christmas Pippin Apple trees

    Christmas Pippin®  Best seller

    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 
  • Apple trees
    Cox's Orange Pippin Apple trees

    Cox's Orange Pippin  Best seller

    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 
  • Apple trees
    Herefordshire Russet Apple trees

    Herefordshire Russet

    Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Red Windsor Apple trees

    Red Windsor®  Best seller

    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