Apple varieties

Variety Type Description Root- stocks GRP Picking time Keeps until
Adam’s Pearmain Des Well-flavoured apple – nutty, aromatic.
Keeps well. A trouble-free variety. Golden yellow skin largely covered crimson
red. Herefordshire variety.
Maiden 106,25; Bush 106; Container 106 B Oct March
Annie Elizabeth Cul Moderately acid, red and green. Maiden 26; D mid Oct April/ May
Ashmead’s Kernel Des A Gloucestershire yellowish-green apple
with brown russet. Yellow flesh with crisp acid flavour. Good scab resistance
and keeping qualities.
Maiden 106,25; Bush 106; Container 106 E mid Oct Feb
Blenheim Orange Des An old favourite. Golden coloured striped
dull red with a brown russet.
Maiden 106,26; Bush 106; Container 106 CT early Oct Jan
Bountiful Cul A good alternative to Bramley. Skin
pale green striped with orange red. A trouble-free variety. Heavy cropper.
Maiden 106,26; Bush 106; Container 106 C late Sept Jan
Bramley Cul The most well-known cooker. Large fruits
with yellow green skin colour. A vigorous grower.
Maiden 106; Bush 106; Container 106 CT mid Oct March
Cevaal De Red Cox like apple with good flavour. Maiden 111 C Sept Nov
Charles Ross Des Good-looking large dual-purpose apple.
Yellow green flushed orange red. Scab-resistant. Sweet-flavoured eater that
bakes well.
Maiden 106,26; Bush 106; Container 106 C mid Sept Dec
Cox’s Orange Pippin Des A most popular eating apple. Golden
flushed orange red with patches of brown russet. Very good flavour.
Maiden 106; Bush 106; Container 106 C Oct Jan
Discovery Des Very good early eater. Bright yellow
base otherwise crimson. Good pollinator. Disease-resistant.
Maiden 106,25,26; Bush 9; Container
106
C Aug Does not keep
Egremont Russet Des Most popular russet. Golden skin with
large areas of brown russet. Crisp flavour, nutty and sweet. Good pollinator.
A trouble-free variety.
Maiden 106,111,25; Bush 9; Container
106
B Oct March
Ellison’s Orange Des Green yellow skin flushed over red.
Scab resistant. Juicy fruits with a hint of aniseed.
Maiden 106,25; Bush 106; Container 106 D Sept Oct
Falstaff (R) Des A modern variety with much to recommend
it. Good flavoured green fruits striped red. Disease-resistant, good pollinator,
self-fertile.
Maiden 106,111; Bush 106; Container
106
C Oct March
Greensleeves (R) Des Juicy, crisp, pale green apple. Maiden 111 C mid Sept Nov
James Grieve Des Well known Scottish variety. Medium-large
yellow fruit striped with orange. Good variety for difficult situations.
Hardy. Good pollinator.
Maiden 106,26; Bush 26; Container 106 C Sept Oct
Jonagold Des A modern variety. Excellent fruit quality,
flavoursome, crisp and juicy. Green yellow skin, flushed and mottled red.
Maiden 106; Bush 106; Container 106 CT mid Oct Feb
Katy Des An early apple producing good regular
yields of bright red fruits. Trouble free variety and good pollinator.
Maiden 25,26; Bush 106; Container 106 C Sept Oct
Lord Lambourne Des Regular heavy cropping apple. Flushed
and striped red over green/yellow base. Sweet, juicy and aromatic. Compact
grower, good for small gardens.
Maiden 106,25; Container 106 B Sept Nov
Pitmaston Pineapple Des Flavoursome, small golden apple. Maiden 26 C Sept Nov
Rosemary Russet Des A good russet with a sweet yet sour
flavour. Juicy. Skin green/yellow striped orange, partly covered with russet.
Moderate cropping.
Maiden 106; Container 106 C late Sept March
Spartan Des Smooth-skinned dark red apple with white
juicy flesh. Trouble free-variety and good pollinator.
Maiden 106; Container 106 C early Oct Jan
Sunset Des Similar to Cox but more disease-resistant.
Heavy regular crops of smallish apples with golden skin striped red with
small patches of russet. Very good garden apple.
Maiden 106; Container 106 C late Sept Dec
Early Windsor Des Yellow skin flushed red. Self-fertile,
trouble-free variety.
Bush 106,9; Container 106 C early Sept Nov
Rev W Wilks Cul Sweet, pale green with some red. Maiden 106 B
Winston Des A late apple with green yellow skin
flushed red. Good resistance to disease. Excellent keeper. Partly self-fertile.
Maiden 106; Bush 106; Container 106 D mid Oct April
Worcester Pearmain Dessert Fruit almost completely flushed brilliant
red. Tip bearer. Reliable cropper. Good pollinator. Allow fruit to ripen
fully on tree.
Maiden 106,26; Bush 106,9; Container
106
C early Sept Oct
R = Registered under Plant Breeders Rights

T = Triploid variety requiring two pollination partners

(Information supplied by Walcot Organic Nursery)