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Lane's Prince Albert apple trees

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".

Lane's Prince Albert apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £19.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

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

Discovered in the 1840s in Berkhamsted, possibly a seedling of Dumelow's Seedling.

Lane's Prince Albert characteristics

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sharper
  • Food usesCulinaryJuiceTraditional cooker
  • Cooking resultPuree
  • Discoloration of fruitVery oxidising (browns quickly)

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Organic cultureSuitable

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Frost resistance of blossomSusceptible

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit