Late season eating apples


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners11
Average51
Some needed2

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees64
Apricot trees2
Cherry trees8
Hazel trees3
Japanese Plums1
Medlar trees1
Nectarine trees3
Peach trees2
Pear trees15
Plum trees15
Quince trees1
Walnut trees2

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year31
2-year2
2-year bush-trained23
Patio-trained14
Half standard12
Standard 1.75m11
Cordon12
Fan-trained14
Espalier-trained1

Supplied as


Bare-root34
Pot-grown25

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)18
Medium (semi-dwarf)15
Large (semi-vigorous)32
Full-size (standard)12

Rootstock


M1165
M2512
M2615
M2715
M914
MM10632

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early5
Early7
Mid19
Late56
Very late8

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week1
2-3 weeks7
1-2 months29
3 months or more27

Uses


Good for eating fresh64
Good for cooking21
Good for juice30
Good for cider7

Cooking result


Puree2
Textured puree
Keeps shape10

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential3
Full sun preferred59
Tolerates partial shade1
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
25
333
424
5
61

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile5
Partially self-fertile9
Not self-fertile50

Ploidy

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Diploid49
Triploid14
Other1

Pollinating others

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Good6
Average41
Poor17

Vigour

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Weak growing7
Slightly small4
Average growth37
Slightly large4
Large10
Very large1

Precocity

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Precocious9
Slow to start bearing3

Cropping


Heavy25
Good32
Light6

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer55
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer6
Tip-bearer2

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening40
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period3
Persistent1

Bearing regularity

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Regular50
Biennial tendency12

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance10
Some resistance2
Susceptible1

Can be grown in


Temperate climates61
Mild / damp climates18
Warm climates18

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good28
Average25
Poor5

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture14

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance8
Neutral
Some susceptibility5
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant12
Some resistance15
Neutral
Some susceptibility18
Very susceptible3

Mildew

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Very resistant4
Some resistance11
Neutral
Some susceptibility10
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Australia1
Canada2
France 4
Germany 4
Japan1
Netherlands 3
New Zealand3
Switzerland1
United Kingdom37
United States8

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 16493
1650 - 16991
1700 - 17494
1750 - 17994
1800 - 184911
1850 - 18999
1900 - 194914
1950 - 199912
20006

Fruit colour


Crimson3
Green3
Green - light1
Green / Yellow3
Orange / Red10
Orange flush24
Red7
Russet8
Yellow / Orange1
Yellow / Red1

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Late season eating apples

  • Apple trees
    Adams' Pearmain Apple trees

    Adams' Pearmain

    Adams' Pearmain is a popular Victorian-era English apple with a distinctive 'pearmain' shape.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Ashmead's Kernel Apple trees

    Ashmead's Kernel

    A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Ballerina Flamenco Apple trees

    Ballerina Flamenco®

    A ballerina-style apple tree which grows as columnar minarette.  compare
    From £19.95 to £29.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees

    Ballerina Samba®

    One of the best-flavoured Ballerina minarette-type apple varieties.  compare
    From £18.95 to £29.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Barnack Beauty Apple trees

    Barnack Beauty

    A handsome traditional English apple from the village of Barnack near Stamford.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Blenheim Orange Apple trees

    Blenheim Orange

    Blenheim Orange is a classic English dual-purpose apple, useful for dessert and culinary purposes.  compare
    From £17.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Braeburn Apple trees

    Braeburn

    Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Bright Future Apple trees

    Bright Future  Best seller

    An excellent late-season English apple with a very good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp hard flesh.  compare
    From £17.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Brownlees Russet Apple trees

    Brownlees Russet

    A versatile traditional Victorian russet apple which remains quietly popular.  compare
    From £17.45
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Chivers Delight Apple trees

    Chivers Delight

    Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.  compare
    From £18.45 to £26.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: 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 £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Claygate Pearmain Apple trees

    Claygate Pearmain

    Claygate Pearmain is a popular English dessert apple of the Victorian era.  compare
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Cornish Aromatic Apple trees

    Cornish Aromatic

    An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour.  compare
    From £17.45
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Cornish Gilliflower Apple trees

    Cornish Gilliflower

    Cornish Gilliflower is a popular English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.  compare
    From £17.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Court Pendu Plat Apple trees

    Court Pendu Plat

    Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavor.  compare
    Flowering: 6
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Crispin (Mutsu) Apple trees

    Crispin (Mutsu)

    Crispin (or Mutsu) is a high quality apple from Japan, with a good flavour, and also sharp enough for cooking.  compare
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    D'Arcy Spice Apple trees

    D'Arcy Spice

    An old English apple variety, yet with a unique flavour and many unusual qualities.  compare
    From £21.00
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Egremont Russet Apple trees

    Egremont Russet  Best seller

    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Elstar Apple trees

    Elstar

    Elstar is an attractive apple with a well-balanced honeyed flavor.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Empire Apple trees

    Empire

    One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Fiesta Apple trees

    Fiesta®  Best seller

    Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Freyberg Apple trees

    Freyberg

    Freyberg (or Freyburg) is an attractive golden yellow apple with a high-quality sweet refreshing flavor.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Galloway Pippin Apple trees

    Galloway Pippin

    A traditional Scottish cooking apple which keeps its shape when cooked.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Golden Delicious Apple trees

    Golden Delicious

    The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Golden Pippin Apple trees

    Golden Pippin

    One of the oldest English apples, used for cooking and eating, with a fruity lemony flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Golden Russet Apple trees

    Golden Russet

    Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Granny Smith Apple trees

    Granny Smith

    Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • 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 £17.95 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Holstein Apple trees

    Holstein

    A high-quality apple from Germany, noted for its good flavor and excellent juice.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Honeycrisp Apple trees

    Honeycrisp  Best seller

    Honeycrisp is a new cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Idared Apple trees

    Idared

    Idared is a popular late-season apple variety, notable for its excellent keeping qualities.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Jonagold Apple trees

    Jonagold

    Jonagold is a high quality American apple, with a good balanced sweet/sharp flavor.  compare
    From £17.45 to £19.45
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees

    Jumbo

    A dual-purpose apple, named for the exceptionally large size of its fruits.  compare
    From £30.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Jupiter Apple trees

    Jupiter

    Jupiter is a popular Cox-style apple with a slightly stronger flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £30.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Karmijn de Sonnaville Apple trees

    Karmijn de Sonnaville

    This is a little-known Cox-style apple but with the potential for very good flavor.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Kidd's Orange Red Apple trees

    Kidd's Orange Red  Best seller

    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    King of the Pippins Apple trees

    King of the Pippins

    A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.  compare
    From £17.45 to £27.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    King's Acre Pippin Apple trees

    King's Acre Pippin

    A traditional late-season English apple with a robust flavour.  compare
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Lady (Api) Apple trees

    Lady (Api)

    A small highly flavoured variety from France, where it is known as Api - thought to be very old.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees

    Lady Henniker

    A well-regarded Victorian dual-purpose apple, easy to grow.  compare
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Laxton's Superb Apple trees

    Laxton's Superb

    Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Lemon Pippin Apple trees

    Lemon Pippin

    A very old English apple with a unique lemon-like flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Little Pax Apple trees

    Little PaxTM

    A new English apple variety, recently discovered on the Isle of Wight - but its appearance and flavour hark back to the Victorian era.  compare
    From £17.95 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Lord Hindlip Apple trees

    Lord Hindlip

    A late-Victorian era English apple, and one of the longest-keepers.  compare
    From £27.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Orleans Reinette Apple trees

    Orleans Reinette

    Orleans Reinette is a traditional French apple variety, and remains popular for its old-fashioned flavour.  compare
    From £17.45
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Pinova Apple trees

    Pinova

    An attractive disease-resistant dessert apple, capable of producing good clean fruit without chemical sprays.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Pitmaston Pine Apple Apple trees

    Pitmaston Pine Apple

    A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £27.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Pixie Apple trees

    Pixie

    Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.  compare
    From £17.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Red Delicious Apple trees

    Red Delicious

    Delicious is one of the most popular red apples, available in both Red and original Hawkeye forms.  compare
    From £17.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Red Falstaff Apple trees

    Red Falstaff®  Best seller

    Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Ribston Pippin Apple trees

    Ribston Pippin

    A handsome English apple from the 18th century.  compare
    From £17.45 to £27.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Rosemary Russet Apple trees

    Rosemary Russet

    A classic English russet apple, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.  compare
    From £17.45
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Rubinette Apple trees

    Rubinette  Best seller

    Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a lovely balanced sweet / sharp flavour.  compare
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Santana Apple trees

    Santana®

    Santana is a good quality disease-resistant apple, notable for low levels of allergenic compounds.  compare
    From £30.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Snow Apple / Fameuse Apple trees

    Snow Apple / Fameuse

    A very hardy north country apple, known both as the Snow Apple and Fameuse, and the probable parent of McIntosh.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Spartan Apple trees

    Spartan

    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Sturmer Pippin Apple trees

    Sturmer Pippin

    A sharp-tasting late-season Victorian apple which keeps very well.  compare
    From £21.00
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Sunset Apple trees

    Sunset  Best seller

    Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Tickled Pink Apple trees

    Tickled Pink®

    A new red-fleshed apple variety, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.  compare
    From £17.95 to £54.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Tydeman's Late Orange Apple trees

    Tydeman's Late Orange

    An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    William Crump Apple trees

    William Crump

    A little-known high quality English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.  compare
    From £17.45 to £27.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Winter Banana Apple trees

    Winter Banana

    A good quality American apple variety with a faint banana-like flavor.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Winter Gem Apple trees

    Winter Gem

    Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.  compare
    From £25.95 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Zabergau Reinette Apple trees

    Zabergau Reinette

    Zabergau Reinette is a well-regarded russet apple from Germany with a strong well-balanced flavor.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice