Katy Apple

Apple

Parentage: James Grieve x Worcester Pearmain

Description: Katy is a very attractive, early dessert apple. The fruit is an overall bright scarlet with flecks and broken stipes of deeper colour. An early fruit that is firm and juicy, fine-textured and has a pleasant strawberry-like flavour. Makes excellent fresh juice, a palatable cider and is also good for baking a delicious apple crumble. Heavy and regular cropping and an excellent pollinator variety. A good choice for northern gardens.

History: Raised at Balsgard Fruit Breeding Institute, Sweden in 1947. On trial at National Fruit Trials, UK since 1968. Originally known as Katja but was renamed Katy by Sir James Mount, a fruit grower from Kent. A very popular commercial variety throughout Sweden.

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Attributes

  • Container
  • Uses: Eating
  • Picking month: September
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 3
  • Storing: Does not keep
  • J Suitable for juicing
  • Any UK district
  • Relatively trouble-free

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