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RosetteTM apple trees

Rosette is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2
Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.
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Rosette 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 11.5L pot-grown tree M27 rootstock £62.00< 5 in stock
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree M26 rootstock £57.75
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG32-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £57.75
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • PG4Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £63.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M9 rootstock £34.95
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree M9 rootstock £45.75
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £35.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year bush-trained bare-root tree M26 rootstock £43.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR52-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £43.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR61-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £35.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR72-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £43.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

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

Rosette is a new bright red early season apple, named for the rosette-like pattern of marbled pink flesh that is revealed when you cut the apple open. It is one of the best-flavoured pink-fleshed apples available, and is also easy to grow.

Red or pink flesh is very unusual since most apples have white or cream flesh, and it will certainly make your Rosette apples a talking point. The flesh does not brown (oxidise) that quickly either so it can be used to add an interesting colour to savoury or fruit salads (although a dash of lemon juice will help).

As you would expect, Rosette produces a particularly attractive pink apple juice - but the juice is not just a pretty colour, it is also of very good quality, with a pleasant sweet-sharp flavour.

How to grow

Rosette is a good cropper, and notably compact. It appears to have very good natural disease-resistance to scab, and is therefore suitable for growing throughout the UK. (Scab tends to be more prevalent in areas with higher rainfall).

We have noticed the pink flesh of this apple may become a deeper red in seasons when there are cooler night time temperatures during August. The depth of colour also seems to be linked to the sugar content of the apple - the sweetest apples have the reddest flesh. Whatever the explanation it is clear that to get the best appearance and flavour it is worth leaving the apples on the tree until they are fully ripe. To confuse matters further, like several early-season English apples, Rosette has a characteristic of dropping 5%-10% of its apples just before they are fully ripe - so don't let this fool you into thinking it is time to pick.

Rosette tolerates a wide climate range, and is likely to be productive even in exposed northern areas, including the far north of Scotland.

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History

Rosette was developed in the West Midlands and released in 2011.

The ancestry of Rosette is not known, but it is most likely related to the well-known English early apple, Discovery. Like Discovery it is an early-season variety, and also like Discovery it is easy to grow and largely disease-free.

Rosette characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesEating freshJuice

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin2000
  • Blossom colourWhitePink - light
  • Flesh colourPink / Red

Similar varieties

  • See also Discovery
    Discovery
    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.
  • See also Hidden Rose
    Hidden Rose
    Hidden Rose is named for the unexpected pink flesh hidden behind the plain green skin.

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