Newton Wonder has very vigorous growth and is therefore not suitable for small gardens. It is known for its heavy yields of fine-flavoured very large fruits. The fruit is juicy and acid and cooks well. It is not regarded as a dual purpose variety, but stored Newton Wonder can be used as a dessert apple. The…Read More
Worcester Pearmain is hardy, reliable and resistant to mildew. However, it can be susceptible to scab and canker. It is best to leave the small-medium sized fruits on the tree until they are fully ripe. This enhances the flavour and aroma. Worcester Pearmain is slow to start bearing fruit The skin is yellowish-green, flushed with bright red. Picking time…Read More
Tydeman’s Early is a dessert apple. It produces good sized fruit. The skin is pale yellow which is flushed with crimson red and purplish-crimson stripes. Tydeman’s Early produces apples which are rich in flavour. It is sweet with a little acidity. Pick from August to September.
Sunset variety is an offspring of Cox’s Orange Pippin. It is a hardy, compact small-medium sized apple. It has good disease resistance. The skin is golden which is flushed and striped with red. It also has small patches of russet. Sunset has a very good flavour, and is crisp, sweet and juicy. It crops regularly and heavily and picking…Read More
Spartan variety is a medium fruit with smooth, yellow skin which is flushed with dark red. It is white fleshed, crisp and juicy. It is a hardy tree and yields moderately. Spartan can be susceptible to canker. If the fruit is small, it is essential to thin the tree, and it will also respond well to feeding. Picking…Read More
Queen Cox is a self-fertile dessert apple tree. It is similar to Cox’s Orange Pippin. The fruit is crisp and sweet with a sharp edge. Queen Cox has a rosy red and green skin colour. The fruit is ready to pick in September and will store well until the following January.
Kidd’s Orange Red is a small-medium sized fruit from New Zealand. It is similar in flavour and texture to Cox’s Orange Pippin. It is a heavy and regular cropper. The skin is yellow, which is heavily flushed with red. There are also patches of pale brown russet. It is suitable for north facing gardens. Kidd’s Orange Red has…Read More
The Katy variety originates from Sweden, and is therefore a good choice for north facing gardens. It is a small-medium size fruit with greenish-yellow skin, which is heavily flushed with bright red. Katy is a heavy and regular cropper. The fruit is juicy and refreshing. Picking time is early September.
Jupiter was introduced in 1982, as a variety similar to Cox’s Orange Pippin – similar in flavour but without the unreliability. It is a heavy cropper and has vigorous growth. Jupiter needs to be grafted onto a dwarfing stock. It is a medium size apple with golden-yellow skin, which is flushed and striped with red. …Read More
James Grieve variety is an excellent choice if you have a difficult site. The medium-large size fruit is reliable and hardy. It is a heavy and regular cropper. James Grieve has soft textured fruit which is juicy and tangy. The skin is yellow which is speckled and striped with orange. Picking time is early September.