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Early Red Meat apple trees

Malus domestica
Early Red Meat
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Early Red Meat is an early-season apple with a striking marbled red / pink flesh.

The flavour is quite acidic and this is a variety best used in the kitchen, where the red flesh can be used to advantage.

The juice of Early Red Meat is also an attractive dark pink colour, with a very sharp flavour.

The apples are ripe in the second half of August, and should be picked and used within a week or so as they do not keep.

In spring the dark pink / red blossom is particularly attractive.


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Early Red Meat organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock24.95€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
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    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

Early Red Meat flowers mid-season and is easy to pollinate, however like most apples with red blossom and bronze leaves it is likely to be a poor pollinator of other apples.

The apples are naturally quite small, so it helps to thin the fruitlets if there is a heavy fruit set in the spring, as this will improve the size of the apples.

Early Red Meat characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodlate August
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Season of use1 week
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesCulinaryJuice
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Flesh colourPink / Red
  • Fruit colourRedRed - dark
  • Fruit sizeSmall