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Scotch Dumpling apple trees

Scotch Dumpling

Scotch Dumpling is a useful early-ripening culinary apple variety. The large apples cook down to a frothy puree, with a good flavour. The pink blossom is also an attraction.

Scotch Dumpling 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 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £39.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £19.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)

History

Unknown origins, possibly Clydesdale in Scotland.

Scotch Dumpling characteristics

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sharper
  • Food usesCulinaryTraditional cooker
  • Cooking resultPuree
  • Discoloration of fruitOxidising

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingFree-spurring

Problems

    Climate

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

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1900 - 1949
    • Flower colourPink - dark
    • Leaf colourGreen