Apple trees for the beginner

Varieties: 31 | Clear all

Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners31
Average48
Some needed4

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees31
Apricot trees1
Cherry trees6
Cider apple trees2
Crab apple trees7
Damson trees3
Hazel trees2
Mirabelle trees3
Mulberry trees1
Pear trees5
Plum trees10
Quince trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year24
2-year9
2-year bush-trained25
Patio-trained3
Half standard8
Standard 1.75m5
Cordon5
Fan-trained5
Espalier-trained5
Spindle-bush6

Supplied as


Bare-root29
Pot-grown25

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)11
Medium (semi-dwarf)15
Large (semi-vigorous)28
Full-size (standard)6

Rootstock


M1166
M256
M2615
M273
M911
MM10628

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early8
Mid9
Late14
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week11
2-3 weeks6
1-2 months7
3 months or more7

Uses


Good for eating fresh25
Good for cooking11
Good for juice20
Good for cider4

Cooking result


Puree6
Textured puree1
Keeps shape3

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred19
Tolerates partial shade9
Tolerates north-facing shade2

Flowering group

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1
28
319
44
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile5
Partially self-fertile9
Not self-fertile17

Ploidy

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Diploid28
Triploid3

Pollinating others

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Good7
Average20
Poor3

Vigour

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Weak growing2
Slightly small
Average growth24
Slightly large1
Large3
Very large1

Precocity

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Precocious9
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy19
Good10
Light1

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer21
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer10
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening24
Fruit drops when ripe2
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular29
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance11
Some resistance3
Susceptible4

Can be grown in


Temperate climates31
Mild / damp climates15
Warm climates6

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good22
Average8
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture15

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant12
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility5
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Canada1
New Zealand1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom27
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18495
1850 - 18995
1900 - 19497
1950 - 199911
20003

Fruit colour


Crimson1
Green6
Green - light1
Green / Yellow1
Orange / Red5
Orange flush6
Red9
Russet1

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Apple trees for the beginner

  • Apple trees
    Bardsey Apple trees

    Bardsey

    A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Bountiful Apple trees

    Bountiful

    Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.  compare
    From £18.95 to £32.45
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • 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
    Charles Ross Apple trees

    Charles Ross

    Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Christmas Pippin Apple trees

    Christmas Pippin®  Best seller

    Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Discovery Apple trees

    Discovery  Best seller

    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Egremont Russet Apple trees

    Egremont Russet  Best seller

    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Fiesta Apple trees

    Fiesta®  Best seller

    Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £32.45
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Greensleeves Apple trees

    Greensleeves

    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Grenadier Apple trees

    Grenadier

    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • 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
    James Grieve Apple trees

    James Grieve  Best seller

    James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Katy Apple trees

    Katy  Best seller

    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Keswick Codlin Apple trees

    Keswick Codlin

    Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Kidd's Orange Red Apple trees

    Kidd's Orange Red  Best seller

    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees

    Lady Henniker

    A well-regarded Victorian dual-purpose apple, easy to grow.  compare
    From £31.95
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Limelight Apple trees

    Limelight

    Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for gardens.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Little Pax Apple trees

    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.  compare
    From £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Lord Derby Apple trees

    Lord Derby

    Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • 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
    Pixie Apple trees

    Pixie

    Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.  compare
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Red Devil Apple trees

    Red Devil  Best seller

    Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.  compare
    From £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Red Falstaff Apple trees

    Red Falstaff®  Best seller

    Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Red Windsor Apple trees

    Red Windsor®  Best seller

    Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Rosette Apple trees

    Rosette®  Best seller

    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.  compare
    From £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • 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
    Scrumptious Apple trees

    Scrumptious®  Best seller

    Scumptious is a modern award-winning early-season English dessert apple.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • 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 
  • Apple trees
    Sunset Apple trees

    Sunset  Best seller

    Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Worcester Pearmain Apple trees

    Worcester Pearmain

    Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.  compare
    From £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating