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Melrose apple trees

Malus domestica
Melrose
Melrose is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
Melrose is a well-regarded American apple, with a pleasant sweet flavour.

Melrose 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 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £56.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
    (Belmonte®)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

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.

Fruit tree delivery to EuropeEU delivery
This variety is also available for delivery to Europe. Contact us for details.

Melrose is a well-regarded American apple, with an attractive red-flushed skin. 

Melrose is very similar to Jonathan, one of the best-flavoured American apples - and one of its parents. The other parent is Red Delicious, and its sweet flavour complements the sharper flavours of Jonathan well. 

This is a good variety if you want to grow apples for storage  - they can be kept for 3 months in a fridge, and the flavour is arguably at its best after a month or so of storage.

How to grow

Its Red Delicious parentage ensures Melrose grows vigorously and productively.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Melrose was developed in the late 1930s at the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, Wooster, Ohio. 

It is grown commercially on a small scale in the USA and Europe, and a number of sports exist, usually featuring better skin coloration.

Melrose characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colourRed - dark
  • Flesh colourCream