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Lady Henniker apple trees

Malus domestica
Lady Henniker
Lady Henniker is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
A well-regarded Victorian dual-purpose apple, easy to grow.
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Lady Henniker apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR12-year (1.75m) bare-root tree M25 rootstock £46.95
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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.

Lady Henniker is a traditional Victorian apple variety - 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.

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

Lady Henniker characteristics

Growing

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

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryTraditional cookerDual purpose

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849