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Coul Blush apple trees

Malus domestica
Coul Blush
Coul Blush is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2
Coul Blush is an early-season dual-purpose apple from Scotland.

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Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Coul Blush is an early-season dual-purpose apple, with a yellow skin, flushed orange.

The cream-coloured flesh is fairly soft, with a sweeter flavour than you might expect for a summer apple.

For cooking, pick slightly earlier. It cooks to a fluffy puree.

The apples can be kept in the fridge for 4-6 weeks.

How to grow

Coul Blush is a vigorous and disease resistant tree, but a poor pollinator of other varieties.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Coul Blush was raised in the 1820s by Sir George Mackenzie at Coul House in Ross-shire.

Coul Blush characteristics


  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates


  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose


  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colourOrange flushYellow / Orange
  • Flesh colourCream