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Apple trees for the beginner

Reliable apple varieties which are easy to grow, disease-resistant, good-cropping - ideal for the new apple grower.


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Varieties list

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    Annie Elizabeth

    Annie Elizabeth apple trees
    A traditional English cooking apple, with a sweet flavour, which keeps its shape when cooked.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Arthur Turner

    Arthur Turner apple trees
    A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Bardsey

    Bardsey apple trees
    A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Bountiful

    Bountiful apple trees
    Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Bright Future

    Bright Future apple trees
    An excellent late-season English apple with a very good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp hard flesh.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Charles Ross

    Charles Ross apple trees
    Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Core BlimeyTM

    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Discovery

    Discovery apple trees
    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Galloway Pippin

    A traditional Scottish cooking apple which keeps its shape when cooked.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Awards: RHS 1st class
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    Greensleeves

    Greensleeves apple trees
    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Grenadier

    Grenadier apple trees
    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Honeycrisp

    Honeycrisp apple trees
    Honeycrisp is an American cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Irish Peach

    Irish Peach apple trees
    Irish Peach is a popular early season apple, ripening in July / August. It is easy to grow and low maintenance.
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Katy

    Katy apple trees
    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Keswick Codlin

    Keswick Codlin apple trees
    Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Lane's Prince Albert

    Lane's Prince Albert apple trees
    A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Limelight

    Limelight apple trees
    Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for beginners.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Lord Derby

    Lord Derby apple trees
    Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Meridian

    Meridian apple trees
    Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Pixie

    Pixie apple trees
    Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Rajka

    Rajka apple trees
    Rajka is a modern disease-resistant heavy-cropping apple variety with a good sweet/sharp flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Red Devil

    Red Devil apple trees
    Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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    Red Windsor®

    Red Windsor apple trees
    Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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    Reverend W. Wilks

    Reverend W. Wilks apple trees
    A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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    Rosemary Russet

    Rosemary Russet apple trees
    A classic English russet apple, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    RosetteTM

    Rosette apple trees
    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Saint Edmund's Russet

    Saint Edmund's Russet apple trees
    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Saturn

    Saturn apple trees
    An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Stirling Castle

    A traditional Scottish cooker from the Victorian era, with a good sharp flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Sunset

    Sunset apple trees
    Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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    Tydeman's Late Orange

    Tydeman's Late Orange apple trees
    Tydeman's Late Orange is an excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile