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Lane's Prince Albert apple trees

Lane's Prince Albert has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritLane's Prince Albert is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.
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Lane's Prince Albert apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £25.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £25.95
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Order now for delivery from November for pot grown trees or January onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from January onwards.

One of the definitive Victorian cooking apples, with soft, juicy, acidic flesh, that cooks to a puree.

The apples keep well, and can also be eaten fresh if you like a sharp apple.

Victoria author Robert Hogg sums this variety up very well: " ... a marvellous bearer, and rarely fails to produce a crop".

How to grow

Lane's Prince Albert is quite easy to grow and performs well in most climates, including wetter climates. It is an excellent choice for if you are looking to grow a good quality cooking apple in less than ideal conditions.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Lane's Prince Albert was discovered in the 1840s and named and introduced by Lanes Nursery of Berkhamsted. It is possibly a seedling of Dumelow's Seedling.

Lane's Prince Albert characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesCulinaryJuiceTraditional cooker
  • Flavour style (apples)Sharper
  • Cooking resultPuree

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)