Mid-season eating apples


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners8
Average6
Some needed2

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees16
Apricot trees4
Cherry trees7
Fig trees4
Hazel trees2
Mirabelle trees2
Mulberry trees1
Peach trees4
Pear trees5
Plum trees8
Saskatoon bushes1
Walnut trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year14
2-year3
2-year bush-trained12
Patio-trained1
Half standard4
Standard 1.75m4
Cordon2
Fan-trained3
Espalier-trained2
Spindle-bush1

Supplied as


Bare-root16
Pot-grown9

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)5
Medium (semi-dwarf)5
Large (semi-vigorous)16
Full-size (standard)4

Rootstock


M1163
M254
M265
M271
M95
MM10616

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early2
Early6
Mid16
Late37
Very late5

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week3
2-3 weeks8
1-2 months4
3 months or more1

Uses


Good for eating fresh16
Good for cooking3
Good for juice11
Good for cider2

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape2

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred15
Tolerates partial shade1
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
23
311
42
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile3
Partially self-fertile7
Not self-fertile6

Ploidy

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Diploid16

Pollinating others

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Good2
Average14
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing3
Slightly small2
Average growth10
Slightly large
Large1
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious6
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy6
Good9
Light1

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer12
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer4
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening11
Fruit drops when ripe1
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular14
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance3
Some resistance2
Susceptible3

Can be grown in


Temperate climates16
Mild / damp climates8
Warm climates3

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good9
Average3
Poor2

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture6

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant5
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible2

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance3
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 Kingdom15

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18492
1850 - 18994
1900 - 19493
1950 - 19995
20002

Fruit colour


Green1
Green / Red1
Green / Yellow2
Orange1
Orange / Red3
Orange flush4
Red3
Russet1

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Mid-season eating apples

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    Charles Ross Apple trees

    Charles Ross

    Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
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    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 
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    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 £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Gala Apple trees

    Gala

    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
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    Greensleeves Apple trees

    Greensleeves

    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    James Grieve Apple trees

    James Grieve  Best seller

    James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
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    Laxton's Fortune Apple trees

    Laxton's Fortune

    A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery.  compare
    From £27.95 to £31.95
    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 £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
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    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 £18.95 to £31.95
    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
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Red Devil Apple trees

    Red Devil  Best seller

    Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.  compare
    From £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • 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 
  • 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 £18.95 to £31.95
    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 £18.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
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    Surprize Apple trees

    SurprizeTM

    An unusual new apple variety with a unique combination of orange skin and pink flesh.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
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    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 £18.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating