Bright Future apple trees
An excellent late-season English apple with a very good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp hard flesh.
Bright Future apple trees for sale
BR11-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £25.95
(2m-3m after 10 years)
BR21-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £25.95
(3m-4m after 10 years)
Bright Future is an attractive modern eating apple, with a good pedigree and an excellent flavour. If you are looking for a high-quality dessert apple, this is a good one to consider.
The flesh is quite hard and dense, with rich aromatic qualities, and an attractive fruity note.
It is a late-season variety and will easily keep in a domestic fridge into the new year.
Bright Future was one of the last apples developed by the modern English apple breeder Hugh Ermen, and has arguably the most sophisticated flavour of all his varieties.
How to grow
Bright Future inherits many of the easy-growing qualities of Discovery, which is one of the more reliable and disease-free English apples. However unlike Discovery this is a true late-ripening variety, and to achieve the excellent flavour that this variety is capable of it needs to be planted in a sheltered location in full sun.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Bright Future was developed by English apple breeder Hugh Ermen and released in 2008. It is an interesting cross between a very late-season Australian apple variety called Lady Williams, and the well-known early-season English variety, Discovery. Although it has the easy-growing nature of Discovery, in every other respect it takes after Lady Williams - which is also one of the parents of the popular supermarket variety Cripps Pink. Bright Future features the same hard dense flesh and a similar fruity flavour.
Bright Future characteristics
- Gardening skillBeginner
- Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
- Flowering group3
- Pollinating othersAverage
- Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
- Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
- WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
- Picking seasonLate
- Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
- Food usesEating fresh
- Flavour style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
- Disease resistanceGood
- ScabSome resistance
- MildewSome resistance
- Country of originUnited Kingdom
- Period of origin2000
- Fruit colourOrange / Red