Mid-season eating apples


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners10
Average6
Some needed3

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees19
Apricot trees5
Cherry trees10
Fig trees1
Hazel trees2
Mirabelle trees2
Mulberry trees1
Nectarine trees2
Peach trees4
Pear trees6
Plum trees11
Saskatoon bushes1
Walnut trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year16
2-year5
2-year bush-trained14
Patio-trained8
Half standard8
Standard 1.75m5
Cordon6
Fan-trained6
Espalier-trained6
Spindle-bush2

Supplied as


Bare-root17
Pot-grown11

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)11
Medium (semi-dwarf)13
Large (semi-vigorous)16
Full-size (standard)5

Rootstock


M255
M2613
M278
M98
MM10616
own-roots5

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early5
Early7
Mid19
Late55
Very late8

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week3
2-3 weeks11
1-2 months4
3 months or more1

Uses


Good for eating fresh19
Good for cooking5
Good for juice13
Good for cider2

Cooking result


Puree1
Textured puree
Keeps shape2

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred16
Tolerates partial shade3
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
24
313
42
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile4
Partially self-fertile7
Not self-fertile8

Ploidy

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Diploid19

Pollinating others

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Good2
Average15
Poor1

Vigour

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Weak growing4
Slightly small2
Average growth12
Slightly large
Large1
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious8
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy6
Good10
Light2

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer14
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer5
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening13
Fruit drops when ripe1
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular18
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance3
Some resistance2
Susceptible4

Can be grown in


Temperate climates19
Mild / damp climates10
Warm climates3

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good11
Average3
Poor3

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture8

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant7
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible2

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance4
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Czech Republic1
New Zealand1
United Kingdom17

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18492
1850 - 18994
1900 - 19493
1950 - 19999
20001

Fruit colour


Green1
Green / Red1
Green / Yellow2
Orange / Red5
Orange flush4
Red4
Russet2

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Mid-season eating apples

  • Apple trees
    Bardsey Apple trees

    Bardsey

    A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Charles Ross Apple trees

    Charles Ross

    Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.  compare
    From £17.45 to £30.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Cox's Orange Pippin Apple trees

    Cox's Orange Pippin

    Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Ellison's Orange Apple trees

    Ellison's Orange

    Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Gala Apple trees

    Gala

    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £31.45
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Greensleeves Apple trees

    Greensleeves

    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.  compare
    From £17.45 to £30.95
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    James Grieve Apple trees

    James Grieve

    James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Laxton's Fortune Apple trees

    Laxton's Fortune

    A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery.  compare
    From £17.45 to £27.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Limelight Apple trees

    Limelight

    Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for gardens.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Lord Lambourne Apple trees

    Lord Lambourne

    Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.  compare
    From £17.45 to £30.95
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Meridian Apple trees

    Meridian

    Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Norfolk Royal Russet Apple trees

    Norfolk Royal Russet

    Norfolk Royal Russet is a glorious golden-russet apple which tastes as good as it looks.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Queen Cox Apple trees

    Queen Cox

    A modern self-fertile form of the renowned Cox's Orange Pippin, with arguably even better flavour.  compare
    From £24.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Rajka Apple trees

    Rajka

    Rajka is a modern disease-resistant heavy-cropping apple variety with a good sweet/sharp flavour.  compare
    From £17.45
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Red Devil Apple trees

    Red Devil

    Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Red Windsor Apple trees

    Red Windsor®

    Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Saint Edmund's Russet Apple trees

    Saint Edmund's Russet

    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.  compare
    From £17.45 to £27.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Saturn Apple trees

    Saturn

    An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.  compare
    From £17.45
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Yellow Ingestrie Apple trees

    Yellow Ingestrie

    One of the prettiest of all apples, perfect for a table display, with a rich fruity flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating