Early season eating apples


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners6
Average3
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees9
Apricot trees2
Cherry trees6
Japanese Plums1
Mirabelle trees1
Mulberry trees3
Nectarine trees1
Peach trees2
Pear trees5
Plum trees5
Walnut trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year9
2-year bush-trained8
Patio-trained5
Half standard7
Standard 1.75m3
Cordon4
Fan-trained3
Espalier-trained4

Supplied as


Bare-root9
Pot-grown6

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)5
Medium (semi-dwarf)6
Large (semi-vigorous)9
Full-size (standard)4

Rootstock


M1163
M254
M266
M275
M95
MM1069

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early3
Early6
Mid17
Late39
Very late6

Keeping

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Does not keep1
1-3 days2
1 week5
2-3 weeks1
1-2 months
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh9
Good for cooking2
Good for juice5
Good for cider1

Cooking result


Puree1
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred1
Tolerates partial shade8
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
24
35
4
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile1
Partially self-fertile2
Not self-fertile6

Ploidy

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Diploid9

Pollinating others

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Good1
Average7
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing
Slightly small1
Average growth5
Slightly large2
Large1
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious2
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy4
Good4
Light

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer3
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer5
Tip-bearer1

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening4
Fruit drops when ripe3
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular8
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance5
Some resistance1
Susceptible1

Can be grown in


Temperate climates9
Mild / damp climates6
Warm climates

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good8
Average1
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture5

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant5
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Ireland1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom7

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 16991
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18491
1850 - 18992
1900 - 19492
1950 - 19992
20001

Fruit colour


Orange / Red1
Orange flush1
Red6
Red / Green1

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Early season eating apples

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    Bardsey

    A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.  compare
    From £18.45 to £30.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
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    Beauty of Bath Apple trees

    Beauty of Bath

    One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.  compare
    From £18.95 to £29.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Devonshire Quarrenden Apple trees

    Devonshire Quarrenden

    A very old English summer apple, with a vinous strawberry flavour, grown throughout the UK.  compare
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
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    Discovery Apple trees

    Discovery  Best seller

    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.  compare
    From £18.45 to £55.00
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
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    Irish Peach Apple trees

    Irish Peach

    An attractive early season apple, ripening in July / August.  compare
    From £18.95 to £29.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Katy Apple trees

    Katy  Best seller

    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.  compare
    From £18.45 to £55.00
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
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    Rosette Apple trees

    Rosette®  Best seller

    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.  compare
    From £18.45 to £55.00
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
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    Scrumptious Apple trees

    Scrumptious®  Best seller

    Scumptious is a modern award-winning early-season English dessert apple.  compare
    From £18.45 to £55.00
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Worcester Pearmain Apple trees

    Worcester Pearmain

    Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.  compare
    From £18.45 to £35.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating