Early season eating apples


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners5
Average7
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees12
Apricot trees2
Cherry trees6
Damson trees1
Japanese Plums1
Mirabelle trees1
Mulberry trees2
Nectarine trees1
Peach trees1
Pear trees5
Plum trees6
Walnut trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


2-year bush-trained2
Half standard2
Cordon2

Supplied as


Bare-root
Pot-grown3

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)2
Medium (semi-dwarf)1
Large (semi-vigorous)2
Full-size (standard)

Rootstock


M261
M92
MM1062

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early5
Early7
Mid19
Late55
Very late8

Keeping

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Does not keep2
1-3 days3
1 week7
2-3 weeks
1-2 months
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh12
Good for cooking1
Good for juice5
Good for cider1

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred3
Tolerates partial shade9
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
24
37
41
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile2
Partially self-fertile4
Not self-fertile6

Ploidy

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Diploid12

Pollinating others

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Good1
Average11
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing
Slightly small1
Average growth6
Slightly large3
Large1
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious3
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy7
Good5
Light

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer5
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer6
Tip-bearer1

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening5
Fruit drops when ripe4
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular11
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance7
Some resistance2
Susceptible1

Can be grown in


Temperate climates11
Mild / damp climates8
Warm climates

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good9
Average2
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture7

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant5
Some resistance2
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


Canada1
Ireland1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom9

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 16991
1700 - 1749
1750 - 17991
1800 - 18491
1850 - 18992
1900 - 19493
1950 - 19993
20001

Fruit colour


Orange / Red2
Orange flush1
Red7
Red / Green2

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Early season eating apples

  • Apple trees
    Beauty of Bath Apple trees

    Beauty of Bath

    One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.  compare
    From £17.45 to £27.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Devonshire Quarrenden Apple trees

    Devonshire Quarrenden

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

    Discovery

    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.  compare
    From £17.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    George Cave Apple trees

    George Cave

    George Cave is one of the earliest-ripening English apples, at its best eaten straight from the tree.  compare
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Gladstone Apple trees

    Gladstone

    A very early-season English summer apple from the 1780s with a fruity sweet/sharp flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Irish Peach Apple trees

    Irish Peach

    An attractive early season apple, ripening in July / August.  compare
    From £17.45 to £27.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Katy Apple trees

    Katy

    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.  compare
    From £17.45 to £30.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Redsleeves Apple trees

    Redsleeves

    A sweet scab-resistant apple, developed specifically to be easy for the gardener.  compare
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Rosette Apple trees

    Rosette®

    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.  compare
    From £17.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Scrumptious Apple trees

    Scrumptious®

    Scumptious is a new award-winning early-season English dessert apple.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Sunrise Apple trees

    Sunrise

    Sunrise is a reliable summer apple, crisp, juicy, and better flavour than many early apples.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Worcester Pearmain Apple trees

    Worcester Pearmain

    Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.  compare
    From £17.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating