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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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Form

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Mature size

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Rootstocks

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Supplied as

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Using

Picking month

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Cropping

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Picking season

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Keeping (of fruit)

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Fruit persistence

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Flavour quality

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Wildlife

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Flavour style (apples)

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Food uses

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Cooking result

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Discoloration of fruit

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Juice style

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Juice colour

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Vitamin C content

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Cling-stone


Growing

Gardening skill

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Self-fertility

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Flowering group

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Pollinating others

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Ploidy

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Vigour

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Growth rate

Precocity

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Bearing regularity

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Fruit bearing

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Sunlight

Pruning

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Cherry incompatibility group

    Cherry universal pollinator

      Feathers on maiden

        Organic culture

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        Longevity

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        Problems

        Apricot shot-hole

          Bacterial canker

          Bacterial spot

            Cherry blackfly aphid

              Cherry slugworm

                Die-back / Gummosis

                Fruit splitting

                Peach leaf curl

                Plum fruit moth

                Plum pox virus (Sharka)

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                Woolly aphid

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                Disease resistance

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                Canker

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                Bitter pit

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                Blossom wilt

                Brown rot

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                Codling moth

                  Leaf spot


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                    Cold-hardiness

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                    Cold hardiness (USDA)

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                    Frost resistance of blossom

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                    Identification

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                    Period of origin

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                    Flowering month

                    Flower colour

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                    Flower form

                    Leaf colour

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                    Leaf colour - autumn

                    Flesh colour

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                    Fruit colour

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                    Fruit size

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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.
                      • 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.
                      • 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 - £44.50buy
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £42.00buy
                      • 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.
                      • 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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                      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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                      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
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                      Galloway Pippin

                      A traditional Scottish cooking apple which keeps its shape when cooked.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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                      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.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • 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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                      Isaac Newton's Tree

                      Also known as Flower of Kent, this is the variety the famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton sat under.
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • 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.
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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                      King's Acre Pippin

                      King's Acre Pippin apple trees
                      A traditional late-season English apple with a robust flavour.
                      • 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.
                      • 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.
                      • 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 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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                      Newton Wonder

                      Newton Wonder apple trees
                      A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • 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.
                      • 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.
                      • 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.
                      • 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.
                      • 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.
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • 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 - £44.50buy
                      • 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.
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile