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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.
    £19.95 - £29.95buy
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £29.95buy
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £29.95buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Christmas Pippin®

    Christmas Pippin apple trees
    Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.
    £20.45 - £60.00buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Core BlimeyTM

    £20.95 - £40.50buy
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Egremont Russet

    Egremont Russet apple trees
    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Fiesta

    Fiesta apple trees
    Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Galloway Pippin

    A traditional Scottish cooking apple which keeps its shape when cooked.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Greensleeves

    Greensleeves apple trees
    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.
    £19.95 - £29.50buy
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £39.50buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Herefordshire Russet

    Herefordshire Russet apple trees
    Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not 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.
    £19.95 - £34.95buy
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    James Grieve

    James Grieve apple trees
    James Grieve is the classic Scottish dual-purpose apple. It can be eaten fresh, and is also excellent for juicing and cooking.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially 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.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • 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.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Kidd's Orange Red

    Kidd's Orange Red apple trees
    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not 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.
    £19.95buy
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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.
    £20.95 - £45.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £29.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Lord Lambourne

    Lord Lambourne apple trees
    Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.
    £19.95 - £29.95buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially 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.
    £19.95 - £39.50buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Peasgood's Nonsuch

    Peasgood's Nonsuch apple trees
    Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
    £19.95 - £29.95buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Pixie

    Pixie apple trees
    Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.
    £19.95 - £39.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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    Red Falstaff®

    Red Falstaff apple trees
    Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • 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.
    £19.95buy
    • 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.
    £19.95buy
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £60.50buy
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £34.95buy
    • 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.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Scotch Bridget

    Scotch Bridget apple trees
    A popular Scottish cooking apple, well-suited to damp wet conditions.
    £19.95 - £39.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Scrumptious

    Scrumptious apple trees
    Scumptious is a modern award-winning early-season English dessert apple.
    £20.45 - £60.00buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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    Spartan

    Spartan apple trees
    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • 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.
    £19.95buy
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • 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
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    Worcester Pearmain

    Worcester Pearmain apple trees
    Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.
    £19.95 - £34.95buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile