The varieties we classify as Easy are those which we think are particularly well-suited to the first-time fruit grower. These varieties are reliable croppers with simple pollination requirements.

We classify some varieties as Some skill needed. These varieties usually have some unusual growing requirements, or are just fussy in some way. However even a novice fruit-grower should still be successful if care is taken, and our variety pages will explain how to get the best results.

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Suitable for beginners31
Average49
Some needed5

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees31
Apricot trees1
Cherry trees6
Cider apple trees2
Crab apple trees7
Damson trees3
Hazel trees2
Mirabelle trees3
Mulberry trees2
Pear trees5
Plum trees10
Quince trees1

Stock availabilitytop

All | In-stock | Not in-stock

Tree form


1-year30
2-year9
2-year bush-trained28
Patio-trained18
Half standard16
Standard 1.75m6
Cordon14
Fan-trained16
Espalier-trained15
Spindle-bush7

Supplied as


Bare-root31
Pot-grown28

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)21
Medium (semi-dwarf)27
Large (semi-vigorous)30
Full-size (standard)6

Rootstock


M1169
M256
M2627
M2718
M919
MM10630
MM1113

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early8
Mid9
Late14
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week11
2-3 weeks6
1-2 months7
3 months or more7

Uses


Good for eating fresh25
Good for cooking11
Good for juice20
Good for cider4

Cooking result


Puree6
Textured puree1
Keeps shape3

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred19
Tolerates partial shade9
Tolerates north-facing shade2

Flowering group

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1
28
319
44
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile5
Partially self-fertile9
Not self-fertile17

Ploidy

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Diploid28
Triploid3

Pollinating others

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Good7
Average20
Poor3

Vigour

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Weak growing2
Slightly small1
Average growth23
Slightly large1
Large3
Very large1

Precocity

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Precocious9
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy19
Good10
Light1

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer21
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer10
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening24
Fruit drops when ripe2
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular29
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance11
Some resistance3
Susceptible4

Can be grown in


Temperate climates31
Mild / damp climates15
Warm climates6

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good22
Average8
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture15

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant12
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility5
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Canada1
New Zealand1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom27
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18495
1850 - 18995
1900 - 19497
1950 - 199911
20003

Fruit colour


Crimson1
Green6
Green - light1
Green / Yellow1
Orange / Red5
Orange flush6
Red9
Russet1

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Apple trees for the beginner


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