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Pollination of Idared apple trees

Idared (Malus domestica)  is in flowering group 2. Idared is not self-fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate Idared in our catalogue

  • Admiration

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    Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Aros

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      A small slow-growing upright crab-apple, with bronze-green leaves, beautiful dark pink flowers with white centres, and maroon fruits in the autumn.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Arthur Turner

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        A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Ballerina Flamenco

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          Flamenco (also known as Obelisk) is a ballerina-style apple tree which grows as columnar minarette.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Ballerina Samba

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            One of the best-flavoured Ballerina minarette-type apple varieties.
            • Flowering group: 3
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Late
            • Bardseyin stock

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              A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.
              • Flowering group: 2
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Mid
              • Available rootstocks:
              • M26
              • MM106
            • Beauty of Bath

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              One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.
              • Flowering group: 3
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Very early
              • Bladon Pippinin stock

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                A new Cox-style apple variety, but with a sweeter flavour - discovered as a chance seedling in the village of Bladon.
                • Flowering group: 3
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Mid
                • Available rootstocks:
                • MM106
              • Bountifulin stock

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                Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.
                • Flowering group: 2
                • Good pollinator
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Mid
                • Available rootstocks:
                • MM106
              • Bright Future

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                An excellent late-season English apple with a very good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp hard flesh.
                • Flowering group: 3
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Late
                • Brownlees Russet

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                  Brownlees Russet is a high quality late-season dessert russet apple.
                  • Flowering group: 3
                  • Self-fertile
                  • Picking: Late
                  • Butterballin stock

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                    Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Good pollinator
                    • Self-fertile
                    • Picking: Late
                    • Available rootstocks:
                    • M27
                  • Charles Rossin stock

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                    Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Not self-fertile
                    • Picking: Mid
                    • Available rootstocks:
                    • M27
                    • M26
                    • MM106
                  • Christmas Pippinin stock

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                    Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Not self-fertile
                    • Picking: Late
                    • Available rootstocks:
                    • M27
                    • M26
                    • MM106
                  • Cinderellain stock

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                    A naturally dwarf bushy-crab-apple. White blossom followed by tiny golden spherical fruitlets, and yellow autumn leaf colours.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Self-fertile
                    • Picking: Late
                    • Available rootstocks:
                    • Very dwarf
                  • Core Blimeyin stock

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                    Core Blimey is a red Cox-style eating apple, suitable for most areas of the UK.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Not self-fertile
                    • Picking: Late
                    • Available rootstocks:
                    • M26
                    • MM106
                  • Cornish Aromatic

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                    An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour.
                    • Flowering group: 2
                    • Not self-fertile
                    • Picking: Late
                    • Cox's Orange Pippinin stock

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                      Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • M27
                      • M26
                      • MM106
                    • Delbarestivale

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                      An attractive heavy-cropping September apple with a good flavour.
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Devonshire Quarrenden

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                        A very old English summer apple, with a vinous strawberry flavour, grown throughout the UK.
                        • Flowering group: 2
                        • Partially self-fertile
                        • Picking: Very early
                        • Discoveryin stock

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                          Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.
                          • Flowering group: 3
                          • Not self-fertile
                          • Picking: Early
                          • Available rootstocks:
                          • MM106
                        • Dunkerton's Late

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                          Dunkerton's Late is a traditional cider variety, producing a light sweet cider.
                          • Flowering group: 3
                          • Not self-fertile
                          • Picking: Very late
                          • Edenin stock

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                            A new dual-purpose apple which has a naturally non-browning flesh, ideal for salads and fresh apple juice.
                            • Flowering group: 2
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Late
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • M27
                            • M26
                          • Egremont Russetin stock

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                            Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
                            • Flowering group: 2
                            • Partially self-fertile
                            • Picking: Late
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • M27
                            • M26
                            • MM106
                          • Everestein stock

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                            Evereste is one of the most well-known crab-apples, featuring white blossom and red-yellow fruits.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Good pollinator
                            • Self-fertile
                            • Picking: Late
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • M27
                            • Semi-vigorous
                          • Gorgeousin stock

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                            Malus Gorgeous has pink/white blossom and spherical cherry-like red fruits which are good for jelly.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Good pollinator
                            • Self-fertile
                            • Picking: Very late
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • Semi-vigorous
                          • Granny Smith

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                            Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Good pollinator
                            • Self-fertile
                            • Picking: Very late
                            • Greensleevesin stock

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                              Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.
                              • Flowering group: 2
                              • Good pollinator
                              • Partially self-fertile
                              • Picking: Mid
                              • Available rootstocks:
                              • M27
                            • Grenadier

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                              Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.
                              • Flowering group: 3
                              • Good pollinator
                              • Partially self-fertile
                              • Picking: Early
                              • Herefordshire Russetin stock

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                                Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.
                                • Flowering group: 3
                                • Not self-fertile
                                • Picking: Late
                                • Available rootstocks:
                                • M27
                                • M26
                                • MM106
                              • Howgate Wonderin stock

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                                Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.
                                • Flowering group: 3
                                • Partially self-fertile
                                • Picking: Late
                                • Available rootstocks:
                                • M26
                              • Indian Magic

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                                An excellent all-round crab apple, with attractive bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and small persistent red fruits.
                                • Flowering group: 3
                                • Good pollinator
                                • Self-fertile
                                • Picking: Very late
                                • Irish Peach

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                                  Irish Peach is a popular early season apple, ripening in July / August. It is easy to grow and low maintenance.
                                  • Flowering group: 2
                                  • Not self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Very early
                                  • James Grievein stock

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                                    James Grieve is the classic Scottish dual-purpose apple. It can be eaten fresh, and is also excellent for juicing and cooking.
                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                    • Good pollinator
                                    • Partially self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Mid
                                    • Available rootstocks:
                                    • MM106
                                  • Jelly Kingin stock

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                                    A compact crab apple, with unusually large persistent fruits - excellent for crab apple jelly.
                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                    • Good pollinator
                                    • Self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Late
                                    • Available rootstocks:
                                    • Semi-vigorous
                                  • Katy

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                                    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.
                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                    • Good pollinator
                                    • Not self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Early
                                    • Keswick Codlinin stock

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                                      Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.
                                      • Flowering group: 2
                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                      • Picking: Early
                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                      • MM106
                                    • Kidd's Orange Redin stock

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                                      Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                      • Not self-fertile
                                      • Picking: Late
                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                      • MM106
                                    • Laura

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                                      Malus Laura is a very upright dwarf crab-apple, with bronze leaves, crimson blossom and maroon fruitlets.
                                      • Flowering group: 2
                                      • Good pollinator
                                      • Self-fertile
                                      • Picking: Late
                                      • Laxton's Fortune

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                                        A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery.
                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                        • Partially self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Mid
                                        • Limelightin stock

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                                          Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for beginners.
                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                          • Not self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Mid
                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                          • M27
                                          • M26
                                        • Little Paxin stock

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                                          A new English apple variety, recently discovered on the Isle of Wight - but its appearance and flavour hark back to the Victorian era.
                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                          • Good pollinator
                                          • Not self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Late
                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                          • M26
                                          • MM106
                                        • Lord Lambournein stock

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                                          Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.
                                          • Flowering group: 2
                                          • Partially self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Mid
                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                          • M27
                                          • M26
                                          • MM106
                                        • Louisa

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                                          Malus Louisa is a pretty weeping crab apple with light pink blossom and small yellow fruitlets.
                                          • Flowering group: 2
                                          • Good pollinator
                                          • Self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Late
                                          • Malus baccata

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                                            The Siberian crab-apple, noted for its exceptional cold-hardiness, disease-resistance, attractive blossom and clusters of cherry-like fruitlets in autumn,
                                            • Flowering group: 2
                                            • Good pollinator
                                            • Self-fertile
                                            • Picking: Early
                                            • Malus floribunda

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                                              Malus floribunda is also known as the Japanese Crab. Pink / white blossom then red / yellow fruits.
                                              • Flowering group: 2
                                              • Good pollinator
                                              • Self-fertile
                                              • Picking: Late
                                              • Melrosein stock

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                                                Melrose is a well-regarded American apple, with a pleasant sweet flavour.
                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Late
                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                • MM106
                                              • Meridianin stock

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                                                Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.
                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Mid
                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                • MM106
                                              • NUVAR® Marblein stock

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                                                A modern English crab-apple, with large fruits, ideal for early-season crab-apple jelly.
                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                • Good pollinator
                                                • Self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Early
                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                • Semi-vigorous
                                              • Peasgood's Nonsuch

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                                                Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                • Partially self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Mid
                                                • Pink Glowin stock

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                                                  Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and very attractive dark pink fruits. It is exceptionally cold-hardy.
                                                  • Flowering group: 2
                                                  • Good pollinator
                                                  • Self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Early
                                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                                  • M27
                                                • Porter's Perfection

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                                                  Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.
                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Late
                                                  • Prince William

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                                                    Prince William is a modern bittersweet cider variety from the famous Long Ashton Research Station.
                                                    • Flowering group: 2
                                                    • Not self-fertile
                                                    • Picking: Mid
                                                    • Professor Sprenger

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                                                      A well-proportioned crab-apple with profuse white blossom, and golden-orange fruitlets in autumn.
                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                      • Good pollinator
                                                      • Self-fertile
                                                      • Picking:
                                                      • Profusion

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                                                        Malus Profusion (also known as Directeur Moerlands) is a classic crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom followed by small crimson berry-like fruitlets.
                                                        • Flowering group: 2
                                                        • Good pollinator
                                                        • Self-fertile
                                                        • Picking: Early
                                                        • Queen of the Realmin stock

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                                                          A new apple variety, released in 2022 to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee.
                                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                                          • Not self-fertile
                                                          • Picking: Late
                                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                                          • MM106
                                                        • Rajka

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                                                          Rajka is a modern disease-resistant heavy-cropping apple variety with a good sweet/sharp flavour.
                                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                                          • Not self-fertile
                                                          • Picking: Mid
                                                          • Red Devilin stock

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                                                            Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.
                                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                                            • Self-fertile
                                                            • Picking: Mid
                                                            • Available rootstocks:
                                                            • M27
                                                            • MM106
                                                          • Red Falstaffin stock

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                                                            Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.
                                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                                            • Self-fertile
                                                            • Picking: Late
                                                            • Available rootstocks:
                                                            • M27
                                                            • MM106
                                                          • Red Sentinelin stock

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                                                            Malus Red Sentinel has classic white blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.
                                                            • Flowering group: 2
                                                            • Good pollinator
                                                            • Self-fertile
                                                            • Picking: Late
                                                            • Available rootstocks:
                                                            • M27
                                                            • Semi-vigorous
                                                          • Red Windsorin stock

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                                                            Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.
                                                            • Flowering group: 2
                                                            • Self-fertile
                                                            • Picking: Mid
                                                            • Available rootstocks:
                                                            • M27
                                                            • M26
                                                            • MM106
                                                          • Reverend W. Wilks

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                                                            A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.
                                                            • Flowering group: 2
                                                            • Self-fertile
                                                            • Picking: Early
                                                            • Rosehipin stock

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                                                              Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                              • Good pollinator
                                                              • Self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                              • Semi-vigorous
                                                            • Rosemary Russet

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                                                              A classic English russet apple with excellent flavours, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.
                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                              • Rosettein stock

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                                                                Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.
                                                                • Flowering group: 2
                                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                                • Picking: Early
                                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                                • M27
                                                                • M26
                                                                • MM106
                                                              • Royalty

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                                                                Malus Royalty has bright purple-red blossom, dark green-bronze leaves, and dark red fruitlets.
                                                                • Flowering group:
                                                                • Self-fertile
                                                                • Picking: Mid
                                                                • Rubinette

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                                                                  Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.
                                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                                  • Picking: Late
                                                                  • Saint Edmund's Russet

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                                                                    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
                                                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                                                    • Partially self-fertile
                                                                    • Picking: Mid
                                                                    • Saturnin stock

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                                                                      An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.
                                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                                                      • Picking: Mid
                                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                                      • MM106
                                                                    • Scarlettin stock

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                                                                      Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and dark red fruitlets.
                                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                                      • Good pollinator
                                                                      • Self-fertile
                                                                      • Picking: Very late
                                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                                      • Semi-vigorous
                                                                    • Scotch Dumplingin stock

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                                                                      Scotch Dumpling is a large Scottish cooking apple. Cooks to a frothy puree with a good flavour.
                                                                      • Flowering group: 2
                                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                                      • Picking: Early
                                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                                      • MM106
                                                                    • Scrumptiousin stock

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                                                                      Scrumptious is a modern award-winning early-season English dessert apple.
                                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                                      • Self-fertile
                                                                      • Picking: Early
                                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                                      • M27
                                                                      • M26
                                                                      • MM106
                                                                    • Spartanin stock

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                                                                      Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.
                                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                                      • Good pollinator
                                                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                                      • M26
                                                                      • MM106
                                                                    • Stirling Castle

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                                                                      A traditional Scottish cooker from the Victorian era, with a good sharp flavour.
                                                                      • Flowering group: 2
                                                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                                                      • Picking: Mid
                                                                      • Sun Rivalin stock

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                                                                        Malus Sun Rival is a popular weeping crab-apple, with pale pink blossom and small red berry-like fruitlets.
                                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                                        • Good pollinator
                                                                        • Self-fertile
                                                                        • Picking: Mid
                                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                                        • Semi-vigorous
                                                                      • Sunsetin stock

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                                                                        Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.
                                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                                        • Self-fertile
                                                                        • Picking: Late
                                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                                        • M27
                                                                        • M26
                                                                        • MM106
                                                                      • Surprizein stock

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                                                                        An unusual new apple variety with a unique combination of orange skin and pink flesh.
                                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                                        • Picking: Mid
                                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                                        • M27
                                                                        • MM106
                                                                      • Three Counties

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                                                                        Three Counties is an early-ripening bittersweet cider apple.
                                                                        • Flowering group: 2
                                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                                        • Picking: Mid
                                                                        • Topaz

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                                                                          A modern and reliable disease-resistant variety with a sharp flavour.
                                                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                                                          • Not self-fertile
                                                                          • Picking: Late
                                                                          • William Crump

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                                                                            A little-known high quality English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.
                                                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                                                            • Not self-fertile
                                                                            • Picking: Late
                                                                            • Winter Gemin stock

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                                                                              Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.
                                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                                              • M27
                                                                              • M26
                                                                            • Worcester Pearmainin stock

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                                                                              Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.
                                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                                              • Partially self-fertile
                                                                              • Picking: Early
                                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                                              • MM106
                                                                            • Yellow Ingestrie

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                                                                              One of the prettiest of all apples, perfect for a table display, with a rich fruity flavour.
                                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                                              • Picking: Mid