A new early dessert apple that we were pleased to introduce on exclusive licence a few yews ago. Raised by East Malling Research Station, Redsleeves has proved to be very exceptional. The fruits are ready for picking and eating in late August and early September, and have the advantage that they excel when eaten straight from the tree, but will also store well for up to 4 weeks after picking. An attractive early apple, predominantly bright red on a yellow-green background. Good skin finish, sweet crisp and juicy fruits with a very pleasant flavour. The fruits are of moderate size and retain texture for a least 1 month after harvest. A compact, well feathered tree that needs little or no pruning. Cropping is very heavy. Fertility for pollination of other apples is very high, even at low temperatures. Redsleeves is self fertile and can be grown without any pollinator for the one tree garden, giving an excellent crop. At its best planted with pollinators such as: Greensleeves, James Grieve, Cox, Fiesta, Sunset etc. A superb variety. All trees £1.00 extra to normal price.
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