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Bountiful apple trees

Bountiful is one of the few new cooking apples that has been developed since the 19th century, having been introduced in the 1980s. However it has a classic English cooking apple pedigree - it is thought to be descended from Lane's Prince Albert.

The fruit size is not quite as large as some of the more traditional varieties, but like all good cookers it is easy to grow and very productive.

Bountiful retains its shape when cooked, and is fairly sweet for a cooker. It is a mid-season apple variety, ripening in early September.

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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 £42.00
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG2Premium cordon 12L pot-grown tree M9 rootstock £43.50
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • PG32-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree M26 rootstock £39.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG42-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £39.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG5Espalier 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £59.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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  • PG6Fan-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £59.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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Bare-root

  • BR12-year bush-trained bare-root tree M9 rootstock £29.95
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR2Cordon-trained bare-root tree M9 rootstock £33.95
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £19.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year bush-trained bare-root tree M26 rootstock £29.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR51-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR62-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £29.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR72-year half-standard bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £34.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Bountiful is a good garden apple variety. It crops heavily and has some disease resistance.

It is also a good choice if you are not keen on pruning, as its branches and fruiting spurs do not become congested as the tree ages.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Introduced by East Malling Research Station in the 1960s. The parentage is possibly Cox's Orange Pippin and Lanes Prince Albert.

Bountiful characteristics

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
  • Food usesCulinary
  • Cooking resultKeeps shape
  • Discoloration of fruitOxidising

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourGreen