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Tickled Pink apple trees

Baya® Marisa

Tickled Pink (Baya® Marisa) is a new dual-purpose apple variety with a remarkable and unusual red flesh. We worked alongside the Frank P. Matthews nursery in the West Midlands to introduce this new variety to the UK in 2011. It is amongst the best of the true red-fleshed apples for eating flavour.

On the tree the apples appear just like any other red apple, but cut one open and the striking red flesh is revealed. The flavour is tart but pleasantly mild, and the flesh is very juicy.

The blossom is a particularly attractive feature of this variety, being a deep solid crimson red - making it an excellent ornamental feature in the spring garden.

As you might expect Tickled Pink is also a useful apple for the kitchen. The slices keep their shape when cooked, and have an attractive pink colouring. The juice is also pink.

Tickled Pink featured in one of the dishes in the dessert finals of the BBC cookery programm 'Great British Menu' (series 14) in May 2019.

Tickled Pink apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 11.5L pot-grown tree M27 rootstock £44.00
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree M26 rootstock £41.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG32-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £41.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG4Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £46.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG5Espalier 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £61.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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  • PG6Fan-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £61.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £21.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £21.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £31.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Tickled Pink has been developed specifically for the commercial grower and amateur gardener and has greatly improved horticultural characteristics over some of the earlier red-fleshed apple varieties, including better scab tolerance.

The main thing to look out for is over-cropping, which can be addressed by thinning the fruitlets in June.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Germany 2009. This variety is registered under the trademark name Baya® Marisa.

Tickled Pink characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryJuice
  • Flavour style (apples)Sharper
  • Cooking resultKeeps shape

Problems

  • ScabSome resistance

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originGermany
    • Period of origin2000
    • Flesh colourPink / Red