UK dessert apple orchard collection


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners21
Average24
Some needed4

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees49
Apricot trees1
Cherry trees7
Fig trees1
Medlar trees1
Mulberry trees1
Nectarine trees2
Peach trees1
Pear trees6
Plum trees12

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year31
2-year11
2-year bush-trained29
Patio-trained8
Half standard18
Standard 1.75m15
Cordon6
Fan-trained8
Espalier-trained8
Spindle-bush5

Supplied as


Bare-root39
Pot-grown29

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)18
Medium (semi-dwarf)14
Large (semi-vigorous)38
Full-size (standard)17

Rootstock


M1168
M2517
M2614
M278
M916
MM10638

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Picking season

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Very early1
Early5
Mid15
Late25
Very late3

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days1
1 week7
2-3 weeks13
1-2 months17
3 months or more11

Uses


Good for eating fresh49
Good for cooking11
Good for juice20
Good for cider3

Cooking result


Puree3
Textured puree
Keeps shape4

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Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred40
Tolerates partial shade8
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
27
332
49
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile6
Partially self-fertile11
Not self-fertile32

Ploidy

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Diploid41
Triploid7
Other1

Pollinating others

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Good3
Average36
Poor9

Vigour

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Weak growing6
Slightly small2
Average growth32
Slightly large4
Large3
Very large1

Precocity

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Precocious8
Slow to start bearing2

Cropping


Heavy18
Good25
Light4

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer35
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer13
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening31
Fruit drops when ripe2
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular40
Biennial tendency6

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Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance11
Some resistance3
Susceptible4

Can be grown in


Temperate climates49
Mild / damp climates22
Warm climates4

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good27
Average15
Poor2

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture13

Canker

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Very resistant2
Some resistance10
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant13
Some resistance12
Neutral
Some susceptibility7
Very susceptible1

Mildew

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Very resistant2
Some resistance10
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

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Country of origin


Australia1
Canada2
France 2
Germany 2
Ireland1
New Zealand3
Sweden 1
Switzerland1
United Kingdom49
United States4

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 17493
1750 - 17993
1800 - 18496
1850 - 18999
1900 - 19497
1950 - 199913
20008

Fruit colour


Green2
Green / Red1
Green / Yellow3
Orange1
Orange / Red8
Orange flush15
Red11
Russet5
Yellow / Red1

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This collection of 10 trees is designed for the UK dessert apple enthusiast who wants to be able to harvest fresh apples throughout the season from mid-summer to late autumn. Most of the varieties in this collection are easy or fairly easy to grow.

  • Apple trees
    Adams' Pearmain Apple trees

    Adams' Pearmain

    Adams' Pearmain is a popular Victorian-era English apple with a distinctive 'pearmain' shape.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.95
    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 £18.95 to £31.95
    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 £19.50 to £32.95
    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 £31.50
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    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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    Beauty of Bath Apple trees

    Beauty of Bath

    One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.  compare
    From £19.50 to £31.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Very early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • 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
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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
    Chivers Delight Apple trees

    Chivers Delight

    Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.  compare
    From £27.95
    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 £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Cornish Aromatic Apple trees

    Cornish Aromatic

    An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour.  compare
    From £19.50
    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 £19.50
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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
    Discovery Apple trees

    Discovery  Best seller

    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | 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 £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 £18.95 to £32.45
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | 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
    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
    Herefordshire Russet Apple trees

    Herefordshire Russet

    Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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

    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
    Jupiter Apple trees

    Jupiter

    Jupiter is a popular Cox-style apple with a slightly stronger flavour.  compare
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    King's Acre Pippin Apple trees

    King's Acre Pippin

    A traditional late-season English apple with a robust flavour.  compare
    From £31.95
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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
    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
    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 £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-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 
  • 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 £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 £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
    Pitmaston Pine Apple Apple trees

    Pitmaston Pine Apple

    A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.95
    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 £18.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 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 £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-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
    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
    Rosette Apple trees

    Rosette®  Best seller

    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.  compare
    From £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • 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 
  • Apple trees
    Scrumptious Apple trees

    Scrumptious®  Best seller

    Scumptious is a modern award-winning early-season English dessert apple.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    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 
  • Apple trees
    William Crump Apple trees

    William Crump

    A little-known high quality English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.  compare
    From £31.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Winter Gem Apple trees

    Winter Gem

    Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.  compare
    From £26.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Worcester Pearmain Apple trees

    Worcester Pearmain

    Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.  compare
    From £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 £18.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating