Easy apple trees for the UK garden

Varieties: 19 | Clear all

Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners19
Average15
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees19
Cherry trees2
Cider apple trees1
Crab apple trees2
Damson trees3
Mirabelle trees3
Plum trees5
Quince trees1

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Tree form


1-year3
2-year3
2-year bush-trained2
Half standard1
Standard 1.75m1
Fan-trained1
Spindle-bush3

Supplied as


Bare-root8
Pot-grown2

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)4
Medium (semi-dwarf)2
Large (semi-vigorous)6
Full-size (standard)1

Rootstock


M251
M262
M94
MM1066

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Picking season

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Very early
Early7
Mid7
Late5
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week9
2-3 weeks5
1-2 months2
3 months or more3

Uses


Good for eating fresh15
Good for cooking7
Good for juice13
Good for cider1

Cooking result


Puree3
Textured puree1
Keeps shape2

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Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred11
Tolerates partial shade6
Tolerates north-facing shade2

Flowering group

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1
26
310
43
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile4
Partially self-fertile4
Not self-fertile11

Ploidy

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Diploid19
Triploid3

Pollinating others

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Good4
Average14
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing2
Slightly small1
Average growth14
Slightly large
Large2
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious6
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy12
Good6
Light

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer14
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer5
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening16
Fruit drops when ripe1
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular18
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance8
Some resistance1
Susceptible2

Can be grown in


Temperate climates19
Mild / damp climates13
Warm climates2

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good19
Average8
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture9

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant8
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Sweden 1
United Kingdom17
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18492
1850 - 18992
1900 - 19494
1950 - 199910
20001

Fruit colour


Green4
Green - light1
Green / Yellow1
Orange / Red3
Orange flush3
Red7

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A collection of apple tree varieties that anyone can grow. These apple varieties should crop reliably and are well-suited to conditions in most parts of the UK.

  • 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 
  • Apple trees
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Honeycrisp Apple trees

    Honeycrisp  Best seller

    Honeycrisp is an American cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.  compare
    From £19.50 to £32.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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
    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