Lady Henniker is a traditional Victorian apple - 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.
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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.
Lady Henniker was raised is the 1840s by John Perkins, the gardener to Lord Henniker, of Thornham Hall in Suffolk. The parentage is unknown, it was raised from a pip.