Summer 2022We are now accepting pre-orders for delivery from September onwards for pot-grown trees and December onwards for bare-rooted trees.
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Melrose apple trees

Malus domestica
Melrose
Melrose is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
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 £48.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    (Belmonte®)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £29.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    (Belmonte®)
    Out of stock
    Please try next season
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

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.

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
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking monthOctober
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweet/Sharp

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • CankerSome susceptibility
  • MildewSome susceptibility

Identification

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

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