Trinity™

Apple

£25.00View pricing options

This red fleshed apple is an extremely healthy variety. Makes a dark pink purée needing little sugar, great for pies. The red skins dissolve when cooked. Pretty pink blossom and attractive leaves. Bred by a Polish war veteran. (Twickenham, 1980) Read more

Attributes

  • Picking month: Early August
  • Uses: Cooking
  • J Uses: Juice
  • Pollination group 2
  • Storing: September
  • Award-winning
  • Any UK district

Bare root Options

Rootstock
Size Form Price
MM106 1 year Maiden £25.00
Full Description

Description: Dark red-skinned and red-fleshed early cooking apple. Pretty pink blossom and attractive leaves. Makes delicious pies and sauces. Ripens in August and keeps well into autumn. Flowering group 2 so cross pollinates with most other varieties. Disease resistant and compatible with all popular rootstocks. This apple is extremely easy to grow and will tolerate most soils and situations. High in vitamins, antioxidants, tannins and anthocyanins it is extremely healthy. There is no need to peel this apple as the skin dissolves when cooked. Can be used as a trained tree, cordon or freestanding garden tree. In spring the tree produces pretty pink blossom perfect for bees and butterflies and has attractive leaves.

History: The breeder was Jerzy Bartoszewicz, a Polish war veteran (1922-2012) who bred it in his back garden in Twickenham. Jerzy came to the UK as a refugee in 1947. He was a keen gardener and amateur breeder. His granddaughter Alex Turner contacted us about this remarkable apple which we recognised as very special and worth propagating.

Won 'Best in Show' at the HTA National Plant Show 2020.

Recipe for 'Trinity' apple filling for cakes and pies

Trinity doesn’t need be peeled before cooking as the skins ‘melt’, so it’s very quick and easy to prepare!

1Kg Trinity apples cored and sliced but not peeled, cover with a little water and boil for 3 minutes.

Add sugar to taste, approx. 250g after cooking whilst still hot, stir sugar in.

Add to pies, crumbles and cakes, or just eat on its own!

Some FAQs

Tree Care

Your tree will have been pruned prior to despatch so there should be no need to prune straight away. Some varieties will benefit from being pruned later – please see the variety specific information.

We would advise watering your tree when planting and then regularly during the first summer in the ground. Thereafter the level of watering will depend on the soil and weather conditions. It is best to not let young trees dry out.

Check the ‘Advice’ section of our website on detailed information about how to plant a tree.

A free booklet with simple instructions will also be included with your order.

Trees should always be planted as soon as possible. The only exception would be bare root trees if the soil is very frozen or waterlogged, in which case heel the trees in until the ground is ready. Bare root trees must be planted before new growth appears in spring, this is usually in March.

If your tree is to be kept in a container, then we’d advise repotting into a larger container as soon as possible. Please check to see whether the tree is suitable for a pot before purchasing.

Delivery

Yes, you can collect the trees from the nursery. Please select the ‘Collect’ option when placing the order. We will email you as soon as your order is ready for collection.

The delivery charge is calculated according to the number of boxes needed to send the trees. One container grown tree will need one box; bare root trees vary but we can usually get about three in a box. The total delivery cost will be shown when you place the order.

We currently do not deliver to any addresses outside of mainland Great Britain.

We will notify you by email when your order has been despatched. It will usually be delivered within three days from notification.

Our boxes are 2 metres tall and 30cm square.

We are unable to offer a scheduled delivery service as we cannot guarantee an exact delivery date. We can aim for a specific week if you let us know.

Our courier company will leave the package in the safest place if there is no one there, so there is no need to sign for the delivery.

Container grown trees are available from August and bare root trees are available from November. We always aim to deliver your order as soon as every item is ready for despatch.

If the whole order is ready when purchased, it usually takes between 5 and 10 working days to arrive.

Returns

If you are unhappy with your tree when it arrives, please email sales@fpmatthews.co.uk within five working days and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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