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Traditional apple trees

A collection of traditional English and Scottish apple varieties from the Victorian era or earlier.


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Growing

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Flowering group?

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Fruit bearing?

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Climate suitability

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Using

Picking month

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Picking season?

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Cropping?

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Keeping (of fruit)?

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Food uses

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Flavour style (apples)

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Cooking result

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Juice style

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Cling-stone


Problems

Disease resistance?

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Scab?

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Canker

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Bacterial canker

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Peach leaf curl

Fruit splitting


Identification

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Awards

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Varieties list

  • Apple trees

    Adams Pearmain

    Adams Pearmain apple trees
    Adams' Pearmain is a popular Victorian-era English apple with a distinctive 'pearmain' shape.
    £19.95 - £39.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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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    Ashmead's Kernel

    Ashmead's Kernel apple trees
    A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Beauty of Bath

    Beauty of Bath apple trees
    One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.
    £19.95 - £29.95buy
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Blenheim Orange

    Blenheim Orange apple trees
    Blenheim Orange is a classic English dual-purpose apple, useful for dessert and culinary purposes.
    £19.95 - £34.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Bloody Ploughman

    An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Bramley's Seedling

    Bramley's Seedling apple trees
    Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • 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.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Cornish Aromatic

    Cornish Aromatic apple trees
    An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Cornish Gilliflower

    Cornish Gilliflower apple trees
    Cornish Gilliflower is a popular English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Court Pendu Plat

    Court Pendu Plat apple trees
    Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with an aromatic pear-drop flavour.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 6
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Cox's Orange Pippin

    Cox's Orange Pippin apple trees
    Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Mid
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    Devonshire Quarrenden

    Devonshire Quarrenden apple trees
    A very old English summer apple, with a vinous strawberry flavour, grown throughout the UK.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially 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.
    £29.95 - £44.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Ellison's Orange

    Ellison's Orange apple trees
    Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Apple trees

    Galloway Pippin

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

    Golden Delicious

    Golden Delicious apple trees
    The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Granny Smith

    Granny Smith apple trees
    Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: 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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    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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    Isaac Newton's Tree

    Also known as Flower of Kent, this is the variety the famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton sat under.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 5
    • 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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    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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    King of the Pippins

    King of the Pippins apple trees
    A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.
    £19.95 - £34.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Apple trees

    King's Acre Pippin

    King's Acre Pippin apple trees
    A traditional late-season English apple with a robust flavour.
    £19.95 - £29.95buy
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Lady Henniker

    A well-regarded Victorian dual-purpose apple, easy to grow.
    £34.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • 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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    Laxton's Superb

    Laxton's Superb apple trees
    Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially 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
  • Apple trees

    Newton Wonder

    Newton Wonder apple trees
    A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.
    £19.95 - £29.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Orleans Reinette

    Orleans Reinette apple trees
    Orleans Reinette is a traditional French apple variety, and remains popular for its old-fashioned flavour.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • 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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    Pitmaston Pine Apple

    Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees
    A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.
    £19.95 - £29.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Ribston Pippin

    Ribston Pippin apple trees
    A handsome English apple from the 18th century.
    £19.95 - £34.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not 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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    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.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially 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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    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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    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
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    Yellow Ingestrie

    Yellow Ingestrie apple trees
    One of the prettiest of all apples, perfect for a table display, with a rich fruity flavour.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile