Apple Tree Sales and Recommended Trees

Normally, all the varieties listed in our collection are available on our grafting day in August (subject to suitable scion being available), and may be available at other times.

Below is a list of the varieties we have sold and recommended in the past. But most of the others in our collection are well worth having too - remember that many generations before us made significant efforts to preserve them too!


Andre Sauvage

Large, russetted apple with strong, unusual flavour. The distinctive dry texture and coarse skin give the apple a nutty flavour when fully ripe. Excellent eating for those who like an apple with strong character.



The Bonza apple is unique to Australia, having originated in Batlow, N.S.W. and discovered by chance nearly a century ago. The Bonza has a green/cream background colour with a strong red blush. The variety is characterised by very white firm flesh and a semi-sweet flavour. Heavy cropper.


Bramley's Seedling

Discovered in 1809 in England, though not sold commercially until 1876. A flat, green apple with some red flushes and stripes. Well-known in Europe for its excellence as a cooking apple. The original tree still stands in a Nottinghamshire garden after more than two centuries.


Cox's Orange Pippin

Raised in about 1825 in Buckinghamshire and first sold in about 1850. It received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1962. Fruits are juicy and sweet with a rich, aromatic, nutty flavour. Thin, smooth, dull orange-red skin with patchy red stripes. Flesh yellow, firm, tender, very juicy. Variable in size from small to medium, it is richly flavoured when fully ripe. The best-known English apple.


London Pippin

Originated in Essex in 1580. A cooking and eating apple with the distinctive five-lobed base. Fruits have crisp, white, slightly sharp-flavoured flesh. It has many synonyms, of which Five Crown is themost widely used. Often seen in older gardens in Australia.



An apple developed in the U.S.A. by a group of universities in a project to produce an early, medium-size red apple free from black spot and with excellent flavour and keeping qualities.

Reinette du Canada

Splendid bearer of large yellow fruit, ideal for cooking or dessert. An old French variety, partly russetted. First described in 1771 and still regarded as an outstanding cooking variety.


Rome Beauty

Originated in Ohio, USA. Brought to notice in 1848. Fruits have creamy white, rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh with mild flavour. A mid sized mid season apple, much used in America for cooking, but pleasant for fresh eating as well. Heavy cropper.


Scarlet Staymared

Originated in 1930 in Washington, USA. Fruits have firm, yellowish white flesh with a subacid, slightly sweet flavour characteristic of Stayman’s Winesap, from which it is descended. The apples ripen mid to late season, and store well.


Sturmer Pippin

Sturmer Pippin originated from Sturmer, Suffolk, in the 1800s. It is green with a sweet, sharp flavour and crisp but juicy texture, and an excellent eating apple which ripens late and keeps very well. Heavy cropper.


Tydeman's Early Worcester

A pretty spherical-shaped apple with bright purplish red skin. Its flesh is aromatic, very fragrant and both sweet and subacid. It's one of the richest flavoured of the early season apples. Reliable and heavy cropper.



The Yates apple originated in Georgia, USA, in about 1844. It is a small, late apple which is juicy and keeps well. Its skin is dark red, while its flesh is yellowish-white and can be slightly red under the skin. Superb, spicy flavour.  Ripens late and keeps extremely well. It is also prized for the excellent cider it produces.

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