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Culinary & Dual-Purpose Apple Trees

Culinary apples are those that can be cooked with. They tend to be larger than dessert apples and are not immediately edible – unless you like your apple very tart. The ‘cooking’ process makes all the difference; the result is a change to texture and a mellowing of flavour that is perfect for pies and tarts. Dual-purpose apples are those that can be cooked early in the season but become sweeter in storage, making them suitable for dessert use from late winter onwards.

 

Our apple trees are grafted onto M26 semi-dwarfing rootstock, which will produce a tree that is easy to grow, easy to control and easy to pick. Bush apple trees will grow 2.4-3.6m (8-12ft) in height and spread. To ensure rapid establishment, apple trees are supplied bare-rooted and will be 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft) high on despatch. Trees are available from late November to early late April.

 

Don't forget to include tree stakes and ties on your order.  All young fruit trees require staking and for better establishment we strongly advise using Rootgrow when planting (as recommended in RHS planting guidelines).


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Apple Tree 'Arthur Turner'
£21.50Apple Tree 'Arthur Turner'Raised in 1912, this is one of the best early cooking apples and a popular garden variety. Cooks to a well flavoured yellow puree requiring little added sugar. Also delicious baked. Heavy cropping. Resistant to scab. Suitable for the north and wet areas.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Bardsey'
£22.95Apple Tree 'Bardsey'This is a very special dual-purpose dessert/culinary apple, believed to be the only survivor of an orchard tended by monks on remote Bardsey Island (off the Welsh coast) 1000 years ago. Discovered only recently, the ancient mother tree is miraculously free from disease - a very unusual occurrence in north Wales. The fruits are striped pink and have a distinct scent of lemon. They will cook to a delicate light golden fluff and require no added sugar. Eaten as a dessert apple the fruits are crisp, sweet and juicy.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Blenheim Orange'
£21.50Apple Tree 'Blenheim Orange'An old favourite. This dual purpose dessert/culinary apple was discovered in Oxfordshire in c1740. The large attractive fruits have a distinctive sweet nutty flavour and are excellent with cheese. When cooked the fruits keep their shape. Resistant to mildew. Suitable for the north.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Bloody Ploughman'New Product
£21.50Apple Tree 'Bloody Ploughman'First recorded in 1883, there is an interesting story behind the name of this well-known Scottish apple. It originates from the Carse of Gowrie where allegedly a ploughman was shot dead by a gamekeeper for stealing apples from the Megginch Estate. When the ploughman's body was returned to his wife she found some of the stolen apples in his pockets and got rid of them on the rubbish heap. One of the seedlings that subsequently grew produced apples that were blood red in colour and the tree gave rise to the cultivar that was named after the unfortunate ploughman. The fruits are crisp and juicy and when fully ripe can darken to an almost purple colour. The flesh is often stained red which makes it a good variety for juicing and it can also be used to produce cider. It is often considered a dessert apple in Scotland, but the flavour is not particularly sweet and in England it tends to be regarded as a cooker. It makes lovely apple sauce and beautiful pink pies and crumbles. The tree is disease resistant and hardy, performing well in colder areas of the UK.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Bountiful'SAVE 10%
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Apple Tree 'Bountiful'This dual purpose dessert/culinary apple is an excellent choice for the garden. When cooked the fruits retain some of their shape and are soft, juicy and sweet. In late winter it can be used as a dessert apple. Heavy cropping and very resistant to mildew.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Bramley's Seedling'SAVE 10%
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Apple Tree 'Bramley's Seedling'The UK’s favourite cooking apple. The original tree still exists in a garden near Nottingham where it was grown from a pip in 1809. The large fruits cook to a pale cream puree with strong acidity and flavour. Very attractive bright pink blossom. Stores very well.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Broadholme Beauty'
£22.95Apple Tree 'Broadholme Beauty'A very special new dual purpose dessert/culinary apple with an extraordinarily thin skin and natural sweetness, requiring no added sugar when cooked. Excellent for baking. Suitable for the north.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Charles Ross'
£21.50Apple Tree 'Charles Ross'A very attractive dual purpose dessert/culinary apple raised in Berkshire in 1890. The large red-flushed fruits are crisp and juicy with a pleasant, sweet, lightly aromatic flavour. It retains some of its shape when cooked. Heavy cropping. Resistant to scab. Suitable for the north and wet regions.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Eden'
£24.95Apple Tree 'Eden'This new dual-purpose dessert/culinary apple has a unique characteristic - the flesh does not brown when the apple is cut, making it ideal for use in salads and for juicing. The fruits are crisp, juicy, sweet and aromatic. When cooked, it produces a snow-white puree requiring no added sugar.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Grenadier'
£21.50Apple Tree 'Grenadier'First recorded in 1862, this is one of the best early cooking apples. Ideal for all sorts of culinary uses, the fruits are tangy and juicy with a superb sharp flavour. They cook to a fluff and are good for baking and purees. The tree is compact, easy to grow and disease resistant making it an ideal choice for the garden. Heavy cropping.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Howgate Wonder'SAVE 10%
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Apple Tree 'Howgate Wonder'Raised in 1915, this is the largest of the cooking apples, producing fruits of enormous size. The current record holder for 'the biggest apple in the world', the large red striped fruits keep their shape when cooked and have a light sub-acid flavour. Heavy cropping. Resistant to mildew. Suitable for the north.Buy Now
Apple Tree 'Isaac Newton's Tree'
£23.50Apple Tree 'Isaac Newton's Tree'A rare opportunity to grow a piece of history in your own garden! This is a direct descendent of one of the most historically important trees in Britain, which still stands in Sir Isaac Newton's garden at Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham, Lincolnshire. A first rate cooker, the large green fruits flush red in direct sunlight and cook to a delicately flavoured, sweet puree.Buy Now
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