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Arthur Turner apple trees

Malus domestica
Arthur Turner
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Arthur Turner is a mid-season English cooking apple, primarily used for baking. It cooks to a sweet yellow puree.

Arthur Turner has probably the finest blossom of any apple variety.

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Arthur Turner apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £29.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Arthur Turner is a reliable garden apple variety, needing minimum attention.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Raised in the early 20th century by Mr Charles Turner of Slough. Unknown parentage.

Arthur Turner characteristics

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
  • Food usesCulinary
  • Cooking resultPuree
  • Discoloration of fruitVery oxidising (browns quickly)

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourVigorous
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingFree-spurring

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

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

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourGreen - light
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit