Apple types

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littleblossom

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Apple types
« on: July 24, 2012, 19:20 »
We would like a few apple trees and wondered if anyone could recommend any sweet high yield ones please?

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Re: Apple types
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 19:45 »
I can tell you what we have, and we rather like them  :)

At the plot

Braeburn, (late fruiter) James Grieves (early fruit) and a Golden Russett- they are all compatible for pollination times

At home

Grimes Golden (self fertile, late apple ripens at the end of October) Fiesta and Greensleeves - flower at the same time

All are easy to come by I think

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Re: Apple types
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 21:51 »
No particular suggestions but, as Sunny alludes to, you need to ensure that they are compatible pollination-group wise.

Also, consider what size you want the eventual tree to be.  This will dictate which rootstock you buy your trees on.

A good nursery (either mail order or in person) will be able to advise you properly.
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Re: Apple types
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 10:02 »
Thank you sunshine and yorkie  :)
We will need to go for M26, I think? as we dont have much space for them. My OH likes Braeburn, so that will probably be one of the chosen ones.
Now the 'daft bat' question  ::)   How can, for example, James Grieves - early, and Braeburn - late, be in the same pollination group?   :unsure:

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Re: Apple types
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 12:46 »
After a huge amount of thought and thumbing of catalogues I have planed the following, but only last autumn so I can't vouch for taste but my criteria was to get the longest season possible for a site in the Peak Distrcit taking into account pollination groups:

So I have planted:

Laxton Epicure - earliest to fruit, pollination group 2
James Grieve - early fruiting, pollination group 1
Egremont Russett - autumn fruiting, pollination group 1
Sunset - autumn fruiting, pollination group 2
Adam's Pearmain - should keep to Easter, pollination group 2

Plus a Bramley's seeding - triploid and
a Crab apple (Everest) which has a long flowering season and may help with pollination.

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Re: Apple types
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 16:42 »
Thank you sunshine and yorkie  :)
We will need to go for M26, I think? as we dont have much space for them. My OH likes Braeburn, so that will probably be one of the chosen ones.
Now the 'daft bat' question  ::)   How can, for example, James Grieves - early, and Braeburn - late, be in the same pollination group?   :unsure:

They flower at the same time, but fruits on James Grieves grow much more quickly than on Braeburn

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Re: Apple types
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 17:37 »
Living in hope - Wish we had room for as many! John Grieves seem popular so that may be one of the choices.
Sunshine - thank you for explaining that!



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