Apple trees for southern Europe


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners6
Average9
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees15
Apricot trees7
Asian pear trees2
Cherry trees8
Damson trees2
Fig trees4
Japanese Plums1
Medlar trees1
Mirabelle trees2
Mulberry trees2
Nectarine trees1
Peach trees4
Pear trees17
Plum trees6
Quince trees4
Saskatoon bushes1
Walnut trees5

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Tree form


1-year10
2-year1
2-year bush-trained7
Patio-trained2
Half standard1
Standard 1.75m2
Fan-trained1
Espalier-trained1
Spindle-bush2

Supplied as


Bare-root11
Pot-grown8

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)4
Medium (semi-dwarf)4
Large (semi-vigorous)12
Full-size (standard)2

Rootstock


M1162
M252
M264
M272
M92
MM10611

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Picking season

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Very early
Early
Mid3
Late9
Very late3

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week1
2-3 weeks2
1-2 months2
3 months or more10

Uses


Good for eating fresh13
Good for cooking7
Good for juice8
Good for cider3

Cooking result


Puree2
Textured puree
Keeps shape3

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Planting position


Full sun essential2
Full sun preferred12
Tolerates partial shade1
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
22
37
45
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile2
Partially self-fertile4
Not self-fertile9

Ploidy

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Diploid11
Triploid4

Pollinating others

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Good3
Average8
Poor4

Vigour

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Weak growing2
Slightly small
Average growth7
Slightly large2
Large2
Very large1

Precocity

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Precocious7
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy9
Good5
Light1

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer11
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer4
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening11
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular14
Biennial tendency1

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Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance4
Some resistance2
Susceptible2

Can be grown in


Temperate climates14
Mild / damp climates3
Warm climates15

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General resistance

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Good5
Average6
Poor3

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture6

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility4
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant5
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility7
Very susceptible1

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance4
Neutral
Some susceptibility7
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

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Country of origin


Australia1
Canada1
New Zealand2
Switzerland1
United Kingdom6
United States4

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18492
1850 - 18993
1900 - 19495
1950 - 19995
2000

Fruit colour


Crimson1
Green3
Green / Yellow1
Orange / Red4
Orange flush4
Red2

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Apple trees that are adapted to the Mediterranean climates of the south of France, northern Italy, and northern Spain.

  • Apple trees
    Braeburn Apple trees

    Braeburn

    Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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
    Gala Apple trees

    Gala

    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Rubinette Rosso Apple trees

    Rubinette Rosso  Best seller

    Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a lovely balanced sweet / sharp flavour.  compare
    From £19.50
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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
    Spartan Apple trees

    Spartan

    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice