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Apple trees - Connoisseurs & heirloom

 In this category you will find a lot of rare and old Apple tree varieties, many of them unnavailable elsewhere! The best and most reliable varieties of Apple to grow for general garden cultivation are to be found in our main Apple tree section, but if you like to grow something different then it's worth having a look at the varieties described here. At the very least it should provide a fsacinating read! 

Many of them have special qualities that make them desirable even today. 

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(B) Bloody Ploughman Apple Trees

(B) Bloody Ploughman Apple Trees

 An interesting old historic variety; said to have grown from a pip from the bag of apples stolen by a Ploughman who was shot for stealing. The resulting seedling was saved and nurtured by a...

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(B) Brownlees Russet Apple Trees

(B) Brownlees Russet Apple Trees

 A most interesting addition to our range of Russets, this small chestnur brown heavily russetted Apple develops a characteristic intense taste of pear drops as it ripens. A productive small tree, the fruits are ready...

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(B) Cornish Aromatic Apple Tree

(B) Cornish Aromatic Apple Tree

 Westcountry variety first known in Cornwall in 1813. It has endured because of it's enticing flavour which is intensely imbued with notes of cinnamon, spice and pear-drops. Harvest in October, for use until Christmas, sometimes...

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C Grimes Golden apple tree

C Grimes Golden apple tree

 a parent of Golden Delicious and similar to that variety but at it's best the flavour is better, more complex.

Usually a good cropper and a good pollinator for other varieties too.

The fruit is ready...

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[A] Acme Apple Trees

[A] Acme Apple Trees

 Origins - Essex, England 1944.

Characteristics: A Cox's type dessert apple which usually ripens...

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[A] Ananas Reinette

[A] Ananas Reinette

 Also known as Pineapple Reinette owing to the distinctly pineapple-like flavour that can developnin ripe fruits.

In common with other 'Reinettes' this is a partly russetted pale green and golden brown apple which is well worth...

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[A] Atlas Apple Tree

[A] Atlas Apple Tree

 A dual purpose variety from Canada that can attain large proportions! 

Medioum green with a striking red flush, flesh brisk, savory and juicy. Good for baking or pies, and mellows sufficiently for dessert use later.

An impressive...

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[A] Bakers Delicious Apple Tree

[A] Bakers Delicious Apple Tree

 This is an early coopker with a very fine flavour and a variety we are often asked for, it's inclusion is long overdue!

Unlike most early cookers this can be a beautiful apple with a striking...

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[A] Jafra Apple Tree

[A] Jafra Apple Tree

 Grown on a small scale commercially in Holland, this 1971 selection is a most beautiful orange striped apple with a dense, very crisp flesh and a powerful, intense flavour which has led to numerous plaudits.

It...

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[B] Ballards Seedling Apple Tree

[B] Ballards Seedling Apple Tree

 Origins - Bedford, UK 1946.

Characteristics: Orange red flush and stripes over green-gold.

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[B] Captain Kidd Apple Trees

[B] Captain Kidd Apple Trees

 A sport from the favourite dessert variety Kidds Orange Red, with an even more beautiful and highly coloured skin finish. Flavour is akin to a Cox but easier to grow. Season November and December.

Mildew resistant.

Good...

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[B] Captain Kidd Apple Trees

[B] Captain Kidd Apple Trees

 A sport from the favourite dessert variety Kidds Orange Red, with an even more beautiful and highly coloured skin finish. Flavour is akin to a Cox but easier to grow. Season November and December.

Mildew resistant.

Good...

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[C] Ankums Russet Apple Tree

[C] Ankums Russet Apple Tree

 A scarce variety, origins Sweden, 1930′s.

Small to medium sized flattened-circular rich golden...

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[C] Red Sauce Apple tree

[C] Red Sauce Apple tree

 An interesting variety we came across that was raised in Geneva in the 1950's and is aptly named for if harvested and used when fully ripe the flesh becomes staioned with pink. This translates into...

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[T] Crimson Bramleys Seedling Apple tree

[T] Crimson Bramleys Seedling Apple tree

 A sport of the famous cooking variety with a more prominent red flushed fruit, especially on the sunny side.

A most attractive large apple; in all other respects the same as Bramleys Seedling. 

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