Cooking apples


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners11
Average23
Some needed3

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees37
Apricot trees10
Cherry trees1
Cider apple trees1
Crab apple trees10
Damson trees7
Fig trees4
Hazel trees5
Medlar trees3
Mirabelle trees6
Mulberry trees3
Peach trees2
Pear trees5
Plum trees22
Quince trees6
Saskatoon bushes1
Walnut trees5

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year29
2-year7
2-year bush-trained25
Patio-trained4
Half standard11
Standard 1.75m12
Cordon2
Fan-trained3
Espalier-trained3
Spindle-bush3

Supplied as


Bare-root33
Pot-grown22

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)10
Medium (semi-dwarf)12
Large (semi-vigorous)32
Full-size (standard)12

Rootstock


M1165
M2512
M2612
M275
M97
MM10631

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Picking season

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Very early
Early6
Mid7
Late22
Very late2

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week4
2-3 weeks9
1-2 months11
3 months or more13

Uses


Good for eating fresh20
Good for cooking37
Good for juice20
Good for cider7

Cooking result


Puree12
Textured puree2
Keeps shape11

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential1
Full sun preferred22
Tolerates partial shade11
Tolerates north-facing shade2

Flowering group

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1
27
317
412
51
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile3
Partially self-fertile10
Not self-fertile24

Ploidy

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Diploid26
Triploid10
Other1

Pollinating others

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Good7
Average17
Poor12

Vigour

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Weak growing2
Slightly small2
Average growth20
Slightly large3
Large8
Very large2

Precocity

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Precocious6
Slow to start bearing2

Cropping


Heavy15
Good17
Light3

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer27
Free-spurring2
Partial tip-bearer7
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening21
Fruit drops when ripe3
Ripens over a period1
Persistent1

Bearing regularity

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Regular29
Biennial tendency6

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance7
Some resistance2
Susceptible7

Can be grown in


Temperate climates34
Mild / damp climates17
Warm climates7

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good18
Average11
Poor2

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture11

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance5
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant7
Some resistance8
Neutral
Some susceptibility6
Very susceptible2

Mildew

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Very resistant1
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility5
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Australia1
Canada1
France 2
Germany 1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom28
United States3

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 16491
1650 - 1699
1700 - 17492
1750 - 17992
1800 - 18498
1850 - 189911
1900 - 19497
1950 - 19994
20002

Fruit colour


Green7
Green - light2
Green / Red5
Green / Yellow1
Orange / Red3
Orange flush10
Red3
Red / Green2
Russet1
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 £19.50 to £28.45
    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 £27.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees

    Ballerina Samba®

    One of the best-flavoured Ballerina minarette-type apple varieties.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    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 £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
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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 £18.95 to £37.95
    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 £18.95 to £31.50
    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 £18.95 to £32.45
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Bramley 20 Apple trees

    Bramley 20  Best seller

    Bramley 20 is a naturally smaller version of Bramley's Seedling (the apples are the same size though).  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Bramley's Seedling Apple trees

    Bramley's Seedling  Best seller

    Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity.  compare
    From £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    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 
  • Apple trees
    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 
  • 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 £19.50
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees

    Eden®

    A new dual-purpose apple which has a naturally non-browning flesh, ideal for salads.  compare
    From £28.45 to £32.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Galloway Pippin Apple trees

    Galloway Pippin

    A traditional Scottish cooking apple which keeps its shape when cooked.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    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 £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • 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 £18.95 to £31.50
    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 £18.95 to £31.50
    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 £18.95 to £31.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Idared Apple trees

    Idared

    Idared is a popular American late-season apple variety, notable for its excellent keeping qualities.  compare
    From £19.50
    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 £19.50
    Flowering: 5
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • 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
  • Apple trees
    Jonagold Apple trees

    Jonagold

    Jonagold is a high quality American apple, with a good balanced sweet/sharp flavor.  compare
    From £18.95 to £27.95
    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 £31.50
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Katy Apple trees

    Katy  Best seller

    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    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 £18.95 to £31.50
    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 £18.95 to £31.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees

    Lady Henniker

    A well-regarded Victorian dual-purpose apple, easy to grow.  compare
    From £31.95
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • 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 £18.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • 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 £18.95 to £31.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Newton Wonder Apple trees

    Newton Wonder

    A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.95
    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 £18.95
    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 £18.95 to £31.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Reverend W. Wilks Apple trees

    Reverend W. Wilks

    A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    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 £18.95 to £31.95
    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 £18.95 to £31.95
    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 £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • 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 £19.50 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice