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General Information

Apples are generally not self fertile so will require a pollinator from the same or adjacent pollination group. For example:a cultivar (variety) in pollination group 3 will require a pollinator from groups 2, 3 or 4. Triploids require a pollinator from the same or adjacent pollination group but will not provide reciprocal pollination. Hence the pollinator of a triploid requires its own separate pollinator.

Months listed refer to the eating period if the apple is stored in cool conditions. Some apples will keep considerably longer in optimum storage conditions.

Rootstocks

Cultivars  listed below are available on a range of different rootstocks: M27 rootstock is ultra dwarfing, will produce very small trees; M9 is dwarfing and is the modern standard for high density orchards or small gardens. M26 is somewhat more vigorous, MM106 more vigorous still, used in larger gardens and the more traditional orchards especially cider ones. M116 is a new rootstock that is between M26 and MM106, but with better disease resistance. M25 and M111 are very vigorous, will produce really big trees. M25 is sometimes used for cider. M111 is more resistant to wet soils.

Generally speaking, the more vigorous the rootstock, the greater adaptability to poor soils. More information can be found on our rootstock information page.

Rootstock information

Please refer to the table in the catalogue for a summary of which varieties are available on which rootstocks.

Catalogue/Order Form

Non-listed Cultivars

In addtion to the items listed below, we can supply many other cultivars at special request. There is a €5 surcharge per tree for special requests. Please contact us for further details.

Tree types

Maiden - Young tree
Straight Lead - Maiden grown on for further year, no side branches
Cordon - Maiden grown on for one extra year with good spur development
Bush Trained - Topped at 75cm with some side branch development
Half Standard - Topped at 1.2m with good side branch development

Barerooted trees (supplied November/December 2014-April 2015)
  Unit Price (euro)
1 tree 2-9 trees 10-49 trees 49-199 trees 200+ trees
Apple maidens (all rootstocks)
18.00
17.50
15.70
12.40
11.00
Apple 2 yr Cordon/Bush trained, M9/MM106
24.00
23.00
20.00
15.60
13.80
Apple 2 yr Straight leads M25 (Cider varieties only)
25.00
24.00
22.00
17.30
15.20

Apple Trees - New for 2014/15

Honey Crisp                              
Eater. The only North American apple variety on our lists. Large exceptionally jucy fruit,
flavour quite sweet but mild (some apple connoisseurs might find it a little bland). It grows very well in Nova Scotia, Canada, out-cropping most other varieties. Also noted for it's very good storage qualities. October, will store till March or April. Pollination group 3. Minnesota 1988.

Little Pax                               
Eater. Developed from a tree gifted to Sy Cecilia's abbey on the Isle of Wight. Lovely aromatic, crunchy fruit, red flecked with yellow. Also noted for its large beautiful pale pink flowers, popular with bees. October, will keep till March.
Pollination group 3.

 

Apples - Eating and Cooking Varieties

Allington Pippin
Eater. Sharp, crisp, aromatic. October to December. Resistant to scab. Can also be used for juicing and cider. Needs warm location. Unusual for apples, is partially self fertile. Pollination group 3. Lincolnshire c1880
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Ardcairn Russet
Irish eater. Dry and sweet with slight banana flavour. September. Resistant to scab. Pollination group 3. Cork c1890
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Bardsey                                                          
Dual purpose apple discovered growing wild on Ynys Enlii (Bardsey Island). Tasty eater when fully ripe. Growing at the Sustainability Institute premises since 2005. September to October. Pollination group 2.

Beauty of Bath                                         
Small fruited sweet early eater. Very resistant to scab and partially resistant to canker. Better choice as an early eater than Irish Peach for high rainfall areas. August. Pollination group 2. Somerset c1860.

Ben's Red                                         
Eater. Sweet, crisp, with hint of strawberries and raspberries. Very resistant to scab. Produces small, spreading tree, but heavy cropping. September. Pollination group 1/2. Cornwall c1830.

Bramley's Seedling                                        
Justifiably famous cooker producing large crops of large well flavoured fruit. Hardy and vigorous. Moderately high in vitamin C (16mg/100g). Good for juice or cider production. October to March. Pollination group 3 but triplod. Nottingham 1809

Brownlee's Russet                                         
Tasty eater with ornamental blossom. Aromatic, nutty flavour. Resistant to scab and canker. October to March (excellent storage). Pollination group 2. Herefordshire 1848

Charles Ross                                        
Dual purpose apple: sweet for easting but good for baking, cider making and juicing. Hardy and very resistant to scab. September. Pollination group 2/3. Berkshire 1890

Cornish Aromatic                                        
Old favourite with very good resistance to canker and scab. One of the most suitable varieties for high rainfall areas. October to February. Pollination group 3. Cornwall 1813

Coul Blush                                        
Cooker/Eater. Hardy and disease resistant variety from Northern Scotland. Yellow streaked with red. Juicy and crisp. September. Pollination group 2. Rosshire 1827

Court of Wick                                            
Small juicy eater. Good flavour. Resistant to scab and canker. Good for juice production. October to December. Pollination group 3

Court Pendu Plat                                           
Very old eating apple  from France dating back to medieval times. Small, tasty, slightly pineapple flavoured fruit. Resistant to scab. November to January but will sometimes keep to May in good storage conditions. Pollination group 5. Performs well in poor growing conditions

Crawley Beauty                                          
Cooker. Resistant to scab and canker. November to February. Becomes sweet late season. Pollination group 5. Sussex 1850

D'Arcy Spice                                           
Spicy eater with hint of nutneg. Also good for juice production. Resistant to scab and canker Very long keeper. November to May. Pollination group 3. Performs well in coastal locations. Essex 1785

Discovery                                           
Eater. August. Possibly the tastiest of the early apples. Crisp with slight hint of strawberry. Bright red with pink coloured flesh. Does not keep. Homegrown ones are much tastier than the ones found in the shops. Pollination group 2/3. Essex 1949

Downton Pippin                                           
Eater. Sometimes used for cider. Small and juicy with intense flavour. September to October. Pollination group 2. Shropshire c1800.

Edward VII                                                   
Cooker (Golden Noble x Blenhein Orange). Makes good puree. Upright tree. Resistant to scab. November to March. Pollination group 5. Worcester 1906. Said to be suitable for forest gardens as survives with minimal pruning

Egremont Russet                                                    
Tasty eater. Resistant to scab and canker hence suitable for high rainfall areas. October to December. Pollination group 2. Sussex 19th Century

Fiesta                                                   
Popular eater, Cox's parentage. Aromatic sweet and crisp. Tree often has weeping form, ornamental. September or October, keeps till January. Pollination group 3. Kent 1972.

Gennet Moyle                                       
Cooker. Also used for cider (bittersweet). Resistant to scab. Very strong grower. September to October. Pollination group 2. Triploid. Herefordshire 18th Century

Gladstone                                       
Very early eater once wider planted in Ireland. Large fruit sometimes prone to cracking. Scab and canker resistant. Raspberry flavour. August but sometimes ripens by late July. Pollination group 3. Worcester 1860

Golden Pippin                                       
Eater. Miniature russet with good resistance to scab and canker. Also used for cooking especially pies and for cider making. October to March. Pollination group 2. Origin unknown

Greensleeves                                                       
Eater. Resistant to scab and canker. Crisp and juicy. October to December. Good pollinator for other varieties. Pollination group 3. Kent 1966.

Grenadier                                                       
Reliable early cooker (James Grieve x Golden Delicious). Not a good keeper so needs to be used soon after picking. Very resistant to scab and canker so suitable for high rainfall areas. August/September. Good pollinator for other varieties. Pollination group 3. Buckinghamshire 1875

Herefordshire Russet                                                        
Eater. Recent introduction, popular with organic growers. Aromatic, very good quality fruit, flavour similar to Cox. Reliable cropper, long keeper. Mid-October to March. Pollination group 3. Kent 2002.

Honey Crisp                              
Eater. The only North American apple variety on our lists. Large exceptionally jucy fruit,
flavour quite sweet but mild (some apple connoisseurs might find it a little bland). It grows very well in Nova Scotia, Canada, out-cropping most other varieties. Also noted for it's very good storage qualities. October, will store till March or April. Pollination group 3. Minnesota 1988.

Katja (syn Katy)                                            
Tasty eater (James Grieve x  Worcester Pearmain). Very reliable cropper.  Also good for juicing and cider. Resistant to canker. September/October. Pollination group 3. Sweden 1947

Keswick Codlin                                        
Dual purpose. Very profuse in flower and good cropper. August to September.Very resistant to scab. Pollination group 1. Early flowering so may not be suitable for frost-prone areas. Cumbria 19th Century

Lane's Prince Albert                                       
Late cooker with striped appearance. Good in pies. Resistant to scab and canker so suitable for high rainfall areas. November to February. Pollination group 4 (but long flowering period so good pollinator for other varieties). Hertfordshire 1850

Laxton's Superb                                             
Sweet  juicy, aromatic eater (Wyken Pippen x Cox's Orange Pippin). Sometimes biennial. Susceptible to scab. November to January. Pollination group 4. Bedford 1897

Lemon Pippin                                       
Dual purpose. Juicy eater when fully ripe, with a hint of lemon flavour. Also good for tarts. Reputedly good for drying as does not discolour when cut. Resistant to scab. October to March. Pollination group 4. Normandy early 19th Century

Little Pax                               
Eater. Developed from a tree gifted to Sy Cecilia's abbey on the Isle of Wight. Lovely aromatic, crunchy fruit, red flecked with yellow. Also noted for its large beautiful pale pink flowers, popular with bees. October, will keep till March.
Pollination group 3.

Newton Wonder                                       
Cooker. Large juicy apple good for puree. Resistant to scab and canker. September to December. Pollination group 3/4. Derby 1870

Orleans Reinette                                       
Eater. Dry, sweet and aromatic. Good resistance to scab and canker. Also used for cooking (keeps shape when cooked). October. Pollination group 4. France 18th Century

Oslin                                       
Eater. Very old variety from Scotland, probably of French parentage.  Small fruit, aromatic, crisp and juicy, exceptional flavour tinged with aniseed. Somewhat prone to cracking so does not keep. August/September. Pollination group 2

Pitmaston Pineapple                                       
Conical fruit with rich pineapple flavour. Eater. Can be biennial. Resistant to scab. September to December. Pollination group 3.  Hereford 1785

Pixie                                      
Eater.Small attractive fruit, yellow flushed orange or red. Sweet, aromatic. Resistant to scab. October till March. Pollination group 4. Wisley 1947

Rajka                                      
Cooker but makes good eater when fully ripe. Small fruit but heavy cropper. Resistant to scab. Best in warm location. October. Pollination group 3. Czech republic

Red Devil                                       
Eater. Juicy, crisp, hint of strawberry. Very good flavour. Resistant to scab. October till December. Pollination group 2. Kent 1975

Red Pixie                                      
Eater. Red version of Pixie. Very attractive fruit, popular with children. Sweet, aromatic. Resistant to scab. October till March. Pollination group 4. 

Redsleeves                                       
Eater. Crisp juicy and sweet, slightly aromatic. Resistant to scab. Good cropper. September. Pollination group 3. Kent 1986

Rev W. Wilks                                       
Early cooker. Resistant to scab and canker. Recommended for high rainfall areas. When fully ripe can be used as an eater. August to October. Pollination group 2. Berkshire 1908

Ribston Pippin                                       
Eater. October to January. Juicy, firm, aromatic. Rich flavour. Very high in vitamin C (31mg/100g). Also good for cooking, juicing and cider. Can be susceptible to canker. Pollination group 2. Triploid. Originally raised in Yorkshire from pip imported from France c1707. Parent of Cox's Orange Pippin.

Rosemary Russet                                       
Eater. Aromatic with excellent flavour. Also used for juice production. Good resistance to scab and canker. October. Pollination group 3. Middlesex 1830

Ross non Pareil                                       
Eater. Intense flavoured russet grown in Ireland from a pip of French origin. Resistant to scab and canker. October to December. Pollination group 2. Rosslare, 18th Century.

St Edmund's Russet                                       
Eater. Sweet, juicy, very tasty with touch of pear flavour. Good resistance to scab and canker. Also used for juice and cider. September. Pollination group 2. Suffolk 1875

Sunset                                                            
Eater similar to Cox's Orange Pippin but hardier. Resistant to scab but can be susceptible to canker. October to December. Pollination group 3. Kent 1918.

Tom Putt                                        
Cooker. Vigorous. Also used for juice and cider (sharp). Very resistant to scab. September. Pollination group 3. Devon 18th Century

Available from December 2014 onwards

Special offer for community orchard or school projects

Community orchard collection of 10 apple trees, two or three years old with fruiting spurs mixed varieties (MM106 rootstock only) €100 delivery free to any address in Republic of Ireland.

Apples - Cider Varieties

Brown's                                      
Bittersharp category. Dark red fruit. Very resistant to scab. September to October. Pollination group 4. South Devon c1900

Dabinette                                           
Full bittersweet, astringent. Vintage quality. Resistant to scab. October to January. Pollination group 5. Regarded as one of the most reliable cider varieties. Somerset

Gennet Moyle                                       
Bittersweet. Also used for cooking. Resistant to scab. Very strong grower. September to October. Pollination group 2. Triploid. Herefordshire 18th Century

Harry Masters                                                        
Cider. Medium to full bittersweet. Vintage quality. Good cropper but can be biennial. Pollination group 5. Somerset 19th century.

Morgan's Sweet                                       
Cider. Pure sweet category. Sweet, juicy, sometimes used as an eater. Resistant to scab. September to October. Pollination group 3. Somerset 18th Century

Tom Putt                                        
Generally as a cooking apple but also used in cider (sharp). Vigorous. Also used for juice. Very resistant to scab. September. Pollination group 3. Devon 18th Century

Tremlett's Bitter                                        
Cider. Full bittersweet. Slightly susceptible to scab. October. Pollination group 2. Devon 19th Century

Yarlington Mill                                           
Cider apple. Medium bittersweet, vintage quality. Resistant to canker. October to November. Pollination group 4. Somerset

Available from December 2014 onwards

Crab apples

Malus 'Laura'                              
Ruby red fruit with pink flesh. High in pectin. Ideal for crab apple jelly. Large ornamental pink flowers. Very attractive tree, good for bees.

Available from December 2014 onwards