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Scrumptious apple trees

Scrumptious has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritScrumptious is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Scrumptious is a modern award-winning early-season English dessert apple.
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Scrumptious 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 £52.50
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
  • PG2Premium cordon 12L pot-grown tree M9 rootstock £53.50
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • PG32-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree M26 rootstock £49.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG42-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £49.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG5Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £53.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG6Espalier 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £80.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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  • PG7Fan-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £80.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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Bare-root

  • BR1Cordon-trained bare-root tree M9 rootstock £42.00
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M9 rootstock £32.25
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year bush-trained bare-root tree M9 rootstock £40.00
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR41-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £30.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR52-year bush-trained bare-root tree M26 rootstock £38.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR61-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £30.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR72-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £38.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR82-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £40.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

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.

Scrumptious is an excellent modern English early dessert apple, and has quickly established itself as one of the most successful garden apple varieties of recent times.

The flavour is what sets this apple apart from other early apple varieties, as the apples become genuinely sweet when planted in a sunny position. It's a great example of how growers are once again looking at flavour as the most important characteristic in a good apple. Scrumptious is also one of the most reliable early varieties, and the apples can be picked over a period of a couple of weeks rather than all at once.

If you are looking for a high-quality early-season apple which is productive and easy to grow, this is it!

How to grow

Scrumptious was developed specially for UK gardens by the English apple breeder Hugh Ermen. It is easy to grow and requires little if any routine pruning. It has a naturally weeping form, and the branches may benefit from support if the weight of apples looks too much for them.

Scrumptious is self-fertile apple variety, so no pollination partner is needed, and the blossom also has some resistance to frost.

To get the full red colour make sure you plant in a sunny aspect.

Scrumptious is has average disease-resistant, but good resistance to scab - making it a good choice for areas with mild damp climates, where many apple varieties can struggle.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Scrumptious was developed in Kent in by Hugh Ermen and released in 1980. It is related to Golden Delicious and Discovery.

Scrumptious characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Flavour style (apples)Aromatic

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabVery resistant

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourRed
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)

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