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Red Devil apple trees

Red Devil is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.
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Red Devil 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 11.5L pot-grown tree M27 rootstock £46.00
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Bare-root

  • BR12-year bush-trained bare-root tree M9 rootstock £32.75
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  • BR21-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £25.95
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  • BR32-year bush-trained bare-root tree M26 rootstock £32.75
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  • BR41-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £26.50
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  • BR52-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £34.95
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  • BR61-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £25.95
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  • BR72-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £32.95
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Red Devil is, as the name suggests, a bright red apple. The red colour is usually solid with no other colours present, and it can become very intense and crimson when it is fully ripe. It ripens mid-season and has a sweet/sharp flavour.

An unusual feature is that the red skin bleeds slightly into the flesh, producing an interesting staining effect in the flesh just below the skin.

Red Devil is an essential variety if you like making your own apple juice. It produces a very attractive pink juice, with a good balanced tangy flavour.

How to grow

Red Devil has been developed for the UK garden, and is one of the easiest and most reliable varieties, and seems to do well in all areas. Its excellent scab resistance makes it a good choice for areas with higher rainfall.

It is also self-fertile so no pollination partner is required. It is easy to grow, and has some disease resistance.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Red Devil was developed by Hugh Ermen, Kent, UK, 1979, and is related to Discovery.

Red Devil characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesEating freshJuice
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flesh colourPink / Red