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Lady Henniker apple trees

Malus domestica
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Lady Henniker is a traditional Victorian apple - heavy-cropping, reliable, and easy to grow.

Although primarily used as a cooker - it cooks down to a sweet-sharp puree - it is also a good apple for eating fresh if you like a sharper flavour.

Lady Henniker apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR12-year (1.75m) bare-root tree M25 rootstock £34.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)

How to grow

Lady Henniker is a fairly vigorous variety, and produces an attractive large tree when grafted on a vigorous rootstock. Although it is a regular cropper, cropping can be light in the first few years as the tree grows.

Disease resistance is good.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Lady Henniker was raised is the 1840s by John Perkins, the gardener to Lord Henniker, of Thornham Hall in Suffolk. The parentage is unknown, it was raised from a pip.

Lady Henniker characteristics

Growing

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

Using

  • Picking monthSeptember
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryTraditional cookerDual purpose
  • Flavour style (apples)Sharper
  • Cooking resultPuree
  • Juice styleSharper

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1800 - 1849
    • Fruit sizeLarge