English heritage apple trees

Varieties: 33 | Clear all

Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners10
Average20
Some needed3

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees33
Cherry trees2
Cider apple trees4
Damson trees3
Fig trees1
Medlar trees1
Mulberry trees1
Nectarine trees2
Pear trees2
Plum trees8
Quince trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year24
2-year5
2-year bush-trained18
Patio-trained4
Half standard11
Standard 1.75m19
Cordon2
Fan-trained4
Espalier-trained3
Spindle-bush1

Supplied as


Bare-root29
Pot-grown16

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)9
Medium (semi-dwarf)8
Large (semi-vigorous)27
Full-size (standard)20

Rootstock


M1163
M2520
M268
M274
M97
MM10627

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Picking season

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Very early1
Early3
Mid8
Late18
Very late3

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days1
1 week4
2-3 weeks4
1-2 months13
3 months or more11

Uses


Good for eating fresh21
Good for cooking20
Good for juice14
Good for cider6

Cooking result


Puree8
Textured puree1
Keeps shape4

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Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred22
Tolerates partial shade8
Tolerates north-facing shade2

Flowering group

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1
23
316
412
51
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile1
Partially self-fertile12
Not self-fertile20

Ploidy

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Diploid24
Triploid8
Other1

Pollinating others

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Good3
Average19
Poor11

Vigour

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Weak growing4
Slightly small1
Average growth16
Slightly large5
Large4
Very large2

Precocity

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Precocious2
Slow to start bearing2

Cropping


Heavy10
Good19
Light3

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer22
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer10
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening21
Fruit drops when ripe3
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular26
Biennial tendency6

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Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance7
Some resistance3
Susceptible7

Can be grown in


Temperate climates33
Mild / damp climates21
Warm climates3

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good18
Average12
Poor1

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture9

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance7
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant11
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible1

Mildew

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Very resistant1
Some resistance8
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

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Country of origin


Australia1
France 2
Ireland1
United Kingdom33
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 16491
1650 - 1699
1700 - 17493
1750 - 17993
1800 - 184910
1850 - 189916
1900 - 194911
1950 - 199914
20008

Fruit colour


Green6
Green - light1
Green / Red2
Green / Yellow2
Orange / Red2
Orange flush10
Red3
Red / Green1
Russet4

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A collection of traditional English apple varieties with their roots in the Victorian era.

  • 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
    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 
  • 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
    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
    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
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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'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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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