Cooking apples


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners11
Average36
Some needed4

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees2
Apple trees52
Apricot trees8
Cherry trees1
Cider apple trees2
Crab apple trees10
Damson trees10
Fig trees1
Hazel trees6
Medlar trees3
Mirabelle trees6
Mulberry trees3
Peach trees1
Pear trees9
Plum trees25
Quince trees6
Saskatoon bushes1
Walnut trees5

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year25
2-year5
2-year bush-trained25
Patio-trained3
Half standard9
Standard 1.75m8
Cordon7
Spindle-bush1

Supplied as


Bare-root32
Pot-grown21

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)11
Medium (semi-dwarf)10
Large (semi-vigorous)32
Full-size (standard)9

Rootstock


M259
M2610
M278
M98
MM10632

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early7
Mid11
Late32
Very late2

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week4
2-3 weeks10
1-2 months16
3 months or more22

Uses


Good for eating fresh26
Good for cooking52
Good for juice29
Good for cider11

Cooking result


Puree17
Textured puree3
Keeps shape14

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential1
Full sun preferred35
Tolerates partial shade12
Tolerates north-facing shade3

Flowering group

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11
28
326
414
52
61

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile6
Partially self-fertile11
Not self-fertile35

Ploidy

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Diploid39
Triploid12
Other1

Pollinating others

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Good8
Average29
Poor14

Vigour

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Weak growing3
Slightly small4
Average growth29
Slightly large3
Large10
Very large2

Precocity

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Precocious12
Slow to start bearing3

Cropping


Heavy19
Good27
Light4

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer38
Free-spurring2
Partial tip-bearer7
Tip-bearer2

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening25
Fruit drops when ripe3
Ripens over a period2
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular43
Biennial tendency8

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance9
Some resistance3
Susceptible9

Can be grown in


Temperate climates49
Mild / damp climates28
Warm climates7

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good26
Average16
Poor4

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture15

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance8
Neutral
Some susceptibility4
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant12
Some resistance11
Neutral
Some susceptibility9
Very susceptible2

Mildew

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Very resistant1
Some resistance8
Neutral
Some susceptibility6
Very susceptible1

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Australia1
France 2
Germany 1
Japan1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom41
United States4

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 16493
1650 - 1699
1700 - 17493
1750 - 17993
1800 - 184913
1850 - 189914
1900 - 19498
1950 - 19994
20002

Fruit colour


Green9
Green - light5
Green / Red5
Green / Yellow4
Orange / Red4
Orange flush13
Red3
Red / Green1
Russet3
Yellow / Orange1
Yellow / Red1

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Apples for cooking with

  • Apple trees
    Annie Elizabeth Apple trees

    Annie Elizabeth

    A traditional English cooking apple, with a sweet flavour, which keeps its shape when cooked.  compare
    From £17.45 to £26.45
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
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    Arthur Turner Apple trees

    Arthur Turner

    A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom.  compare
    From £17.45 to £26.45
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
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    Ballerina Samba®

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

    Bloody Ploughman

    An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
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    Bountiful Apple trees

    Bountiful

    Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.  compare
    From £17.45 to £31.45
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
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    Bramley 20 Apple trees

    Bramley 20

    Bramley 20 is a naturally smaller version of Bramley's Seedling (the apples are the same size though).  compare
    From £17.45 to £54.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
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    Bramley's Seedling Apple trees

    Bramley's Seedling

    Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity.  compare
    From £17.45 to £34.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
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    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 
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    Carlisle Codlin Apple trees

    Carlisle Codlin

    A traditional mid-season culinary apple which cooks to a white puree.  compare
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
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    Catshead Apple trees

    Catshead

    A well-known and very old English cooking apple, cooks to a sharp tangy puree.  compare
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
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    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
    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
    From £26.45 to £27.95
    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 £19.95 to £21.00
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Dumelow's Seedling Apple trees

    Dumelow's Seedling

    An traditional English cooking apple, with a very rich sharp flavour. One of our favourite cookers.  compare
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
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    Early Victoria

    An early-season cooking apple from Cambridgeshire, often used for jam-making, and easy to grow.  compare
    From £17.45 to £26.45
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Edward VII Apple trees

    Edward VII

    A trouble-free traditional English cooker, naturally disease-resistant.  compare
    Flowering: 6
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • 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 £29.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Golden Noble Apple trees

    Golden Noble

    A traditional English cooker, popular in Victorian times, and an attractive tree for the garden.  compare
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 5
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • 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
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    Golden Spire Apple trees

    Golden Spire

    A traditional English cooking apple, known for its fruity sharp flavour.  compare
    Flowering: 1self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: 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 £29.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Grenadier Apple trees

    Grenadier

    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Howgate Wonder Apple trees

    Howgate Wonder

    Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • 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
    Isaac Newton Apple trees

    Isaac Newton

    Also known as Flower of Kent, this is the variety the famous scientist sat under.  compare
    From £17.45
    Flowering: 5
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • 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 £34.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Jonagold Apple trees

    Jonagold

    Jonagold is a high quality American apple, with a good balanced sweet/sharp flavor.  compare
    From £17.45
    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 £17.45 to £30.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • 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
    Keswick Codlin Apple trees

    Keswick Codlin

    Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | 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
    Lane's Prince Albert Apple trees

    Lane's Prince Albert

    A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.  compare
    From £17.45 to £27.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • 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
    Lord Derby Apple trees

    Lord Derby

    Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
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    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
    Newton Wonder Apple trees

    Newton Wonder

    A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: 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
    Peasgood's Nonsuch Apple trees

    Peasgood's Nonsuch

    Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.  compare
    From £17.45 to £27.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • 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
    Reverend W. Wilks Apple trees

    Reverend W. Wilks

    A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • 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
    Scotch Bridget Apple trees

    Scotch Bridget

    A popular Scottish cooking apple, well-suited to damp wet conditions.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Scotch Dumpling Apple trees

    Scotch Dumpling

    Scotch Dumpling is a large Scottish cooking apple. Cooks to a frothy puree with a good flavour.  compare
    From £17.45 to £29.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Sops of Wine Apple trees

    Sops of Wine

    A very old English culinary and cider apple, named for its red-stained flesh.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Cider
  • 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 £34.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Yorkshire Greening Apple trees

    Yorkshire Greening

    A traditional northern cooking apple, with a very good sharp flavour, and easy to grow.  compare
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking