Frank P Matthews
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The Apple is part of our cultural heritage, with thousands of known varieties suitable for cooking delicious pies or eating straight from the tree. Apple trees can be harvested from August until October and can be stored for many months after depending on the variety. Some varieties of fruit can last right up until Christmas!
Most fruit varieties of Apple trees have known parents that have been selected by the breeder. The first name is always the female or the flower from whence the apple will be produced and the second name is always the male or pollen donor.
We grow a selection of Apple trees for sale with a range of varieties that are available on the very dwarf to very vigorous rootstocks, so we have an apple tree suitable for every UK garden. Most varieties can also be grown in containers.
Pruning can take place any time of the year. Structural pruning should be done in the winter and light pruning and shaping in the summer to encourage more flowers and fruit for the following year.
Apple trees also produce a mass of beautiful pink and white blossoms, and some varieties produce a wonderful crop of mistletoe. Listed here is a small selection, but combines a geographical spread of some of the most interesting old favourites and the very latest introductions.
A distinctive late eating apple with attractive lenticel spots, red-brown skin and a rich, aromatic, nutty flavour.
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Good alternative to Cox with dense, crunchy flesh and slightly aromatic yet honeyed and sweet flavour.
Pale yellow, flushed red. Juicy and sharp with a pineapple flavour. A good dessert and cooking apple.
Orange with red flush. Large fruit cream white-flesh and a sweet light flavour. Good keeper, ideal for stewing.
Large yellow-green fruits cook to a delicious yellow puree. A firm baker with very attractive flower.
Pale green aromatic fruit with strong, sweet-sharp, intense, acid drop flavour and firm white flesh.
Handsome, flushed bright orange. Deep cream flesh, rich and juicy with lots of sugar. A good early cooker.
The good quality cooking variety from the Ballerina apple tree series. Very attractive fruits, sharp and sweet.
A reliable Ballerina apple with a columnar habit and dark red crisp fruit. Upright and columnar in growth habit.
A recently introduced and much improved Ballerina apple, more compact, crisp eating. Sweet and sharp flavours.
The ‘sainted’ apple found on Bardsey Island. Pink over cream skin with lemon scent and refreshing flavour.
Bright red flush on yellow. Flesh, often stained pink under the skin, sweet and juicy. Eat in haste to be at its best.