Most varieties are available as maidens or bush, and some as trained trees. Please order Trained Trees, Fans & Family trees before November as stocks are limited.

Please check our wholesaler’s catalogue for new varieties, choice of rootstocks, and basic info:

Autumn – Winter 2017/18

Prices, bare-root: Maidens 15.00, except for maidens on M27: £17.00; Bush and older trees:£18.00; Espaliers and Fans £53; Cordons £22.00


Rootstocks, with approximate height:

M27 – 2 metres very dwarf M9 – 2.5 metres. dwarf
M26- 3 metres semi-dwarf MM106 – 4 metres. semi-vigorous
OR Own Roots, vigour varies with variety- n/a this year

USE : D = Dessert; C = Cooker; DC = both;

SEASON by months; 11 = November, 1 = January

Po = Pollination period.

The blossom season is divided into 5 of periods. For best pollination choose varieties that blossom in the same period. The period just before it or just after should also be satisfactory. E.g. variety with Po.4 will be best pollinated by another Po.4, but varieties with Po.3 or Po. 5 will also overlap the Po.4 and pollinate it.
SF = Self Fertile – does not need a pollen partner; PSF = Partially Self Fertile

SF and PSF will give reasonable crops on their own , but may crop more heavily with a partner.

Trip – Triploids – these have no viable pollen, so will not pollinate other varieties or themselves, and are best grown with 2 or more other varieties to ensure all-round pollination.

ESPALIERS – 2 or 3 tiers of horizontally trained shoots with a central stem for extending the system upwards. Please order these before September as stocks limited. NOTE:Espaliers and fans cannot be sent by carrier, I can only offer collection or local delivery, though larger orders can be sent by pallet.



For collection from the nursery only, or van delivery in the Nottingham area.

Please place your order early as numbers are limited.

FANS AND ESPALIERS @ £58.00 each. * = self-fertile

Ashmead’s Kernel



Bramley 20

Christmas Pippin

Cox Self-Fertile*


Egremont Russet

Ellison’s Orange*


Golden Delicious

Herefordshire Russet

Howgate Wonder

James Grieve*


Kidd’s Orange Red

Laxton’s Superb


Red Devil*

Red Falstaff*

Red Windsor*





Tickled Pink

Winter Gem

Worcester Pearmain


FAMILY APPLE TREES on mm106 @ £50.00 each – makes a tree 3.5 / 4 metres tall eventually.
Cox Self-Fertile / James Grieve / Katy

Herefordshire Russet / Cox Self-Fertile / Fiesta

Bramley 20 / Christmas Pippin / Scrumptious

ASHMEAD’S KERNEL D 10-2 Po.5 1700’s Gloucs. Ranked by many as an equal to Cox for its sweet/sharp flavour. Dull green and partly russeted. M106 bush.Espalier.

BARON WARD C 11-1/5 Po.3 1850 Notts. Smallish cooker, lemon coloured slices, less sharp than Dumellow’s. M106

BEAUTY OF STOKE C 10-12/3 Po.4 1890 Notts.Cooks to a bright lemon sweet puree.106 Maiden

BELLE DE BOSKOOP ~ DC 10-4 Po.2 1856 Holland. Sweet/sharp tasty Triploid, eats fresh later, scab and canker res. MM106

BESS POOL – D 11-3 Po.5 1700’s Notts. Late, medium-large dessert that also cooks. Rich and almost aromatic in January, sweet dry crumbly flesh. Named after the girl who found the tree growing wild in a wood. MM106
BLENHEIM ORANGE ~ DC 10-1 Po.3 1740 Oxon. Classic quality dual and traditional Xmas apple. Triploid. M26 bush.
BRAMLEY 20 ~ C 11-3 Po.3 Nottinghamshire/Kent Sport of Bramley’s Seedling, identical but more compact & heavier crops. M26, M9, M27.Espalier
BRAMLEY’S SEEDLING C 11-3 Po.3 Nottinghamshire Traditional Bramley ; triploid, so will not pollinate other varieties. Espalier, M9 bush.

CHRISTMAS PIPPIN D 10-1 Po.3 2011. Described as a ‘new cox for the garden’. Heavy cropping, healthy, aromatic and sweet. Found in a hedgerow. M26 bush. Espalier.
CLAYGATE PEARMAIN D 12-2 Po.2 1821 Surrey. Rich, nutty, aromatic, crumbly; crops well. MM106 maiden.
CORNISH GILLIFLOWER D 11-2 Po.4 1800 Cornwall. Rich, aromatic in Oct., becoming flowery later. MM106 maiden.

COX’S ORANGE PIPPIN S.F. D 10-1 Po.3.Bucks 1856. Well known dessert, excellent but has many susceptibilities. This is a self fertile strain for higher yields. M26 bush. Espalier.

DEWDNEY’S SEEDLING C 9-11 Po.3 1850 Notts. Large cooker; makes sharp froth, mellows later. 106 Bush.
DISCOVERY ~ D 8-9 Po.3 1949 Essex.First early, keeps a few weeks, res. scab and frost, commercial.  M26 bush, M27 bush. Espalier

DOMINO – C 8-9 Po.3 pre-1883.Midlands. Early cooker, makes a frothy puree, good flavour. Formerly much grown in Notts. MM106

DUMELOWS SEEDLING – C 10-4 Po.3. Leics.1800. Medium sized cooker, makes cream puree or excellent baker. Keeps well till spring. Recommended for mincemeat. MM106.
EGREMONT RUSSET D 10-12 Po.2 1872 Somerset. Popular russet, crops well, hardy, res. scab & frost. M26 bush, Espalier.

FIESTA D 10-2 Po.3 Cox x Idared. Cox-like but a much healthier tree and heavy cropping. Rich ,sweet and juicy. MM106, M27 bush, Espalier.

GENET MOYLE – C – Po.1 – Triploid.  Traditional Cider & cooking apple. Makes a mild, pleasant cider; cooks to a lemon puree, needing little sugar. Roots from cuttings. Needs an early pollinator. M26.

GRANTONIAN C 11-1/3 Po.3 1883 Notts. Large, late sweetish cooker; cooks to a lemon puree.106 Mdn.

HEREFORDSHIRE RUSSET ~ D Po.3 Kent. New russet bred by Hugh Ermen, cox flavour, heavy crop, small/medium fruits. M26, M27, maidens. Espalier.

HERRING’S PIPPIN D 9-10 Po.4 Lincs.1908. Large bright red dessert; soft and juicy.106 M

IRISH PEACH – D Po.2 1819 Eire. Eats straight from tree. Scab res; vigorous tip bearer. August cropping and good health make this a useful variety for cool areas. MM106 bush.

JAMES GRIEVE DC 9-11 Po.3 1893 Edinburgh. Heavy crop, good quality, good in drier north. Now regarded as self-fertile. M27, M26. Espalier.

KATY (= KATJA) D 9-10 Po.3 1947 Sweden. Sweet, juicy, firm, crops well, resists frost & canker. September cropping. M26 bush, M27 maiden. Espalier.

KESWICK CODLIN S.F.CD 8-9 Po.1.Lancs.1793.Medium sized fruit cooks to a froth, recommended for jelly, needs little sugar, refreshing juicy eater. Decorative SF blossom.MM106

KING OF THE PIPPINS DC 10-1 Po.3 1770 France. Rich, sweet, nutty, crops well: eats, cooks, and used for cider. Favoured for patisserie. M106.

LAXTONS PEARMAIN ~ D 10-3 Po. 4 Beds. 1897 Quite rich, juicy, sweet-sharp with deep cream flesh. MM106. 

LAXTON’S SUPERB ~ D 10-1 po.4 Beds 1897.Similar to Cox but much hardier and healthier. Can be biennial but still popular. M26 Bush, Espalier.

LORD LAMBOURNE D 9-11 Po.2 1907 Beds. Sweet/sharp, tasty, crops well, good in north, good juicer. M26.

MALTSTER CD 9-10 Po. 1 1830. Heavy cropping dual; crisp, juicy; sweet light flavour.106M
MARKHAM PIPPIN D  2000? Notts. Recent variety raised at East Markham, Notts.106M
MEAD’S BROADING C 9-11 Po.2 1884 Notts. Large, colourful cooker, makes a light, sweet, brisk puree. 106M
NEWTON WONDER CD 11-3 Po.5 Derbyshire 1870 Cooker; milder and sweeter than Bramley, popular, eats fresh later. MM106 Bush.
PEASGOOD’S NONSUCH CD 9-12 Po. 3 1853 Lincs. Very large dessert, sweetish, vigorous, not for wet or frosty sites. MM106bush.
PITMASTON PINEAPPLE D 10 Po.3 1785 Heref. Small, golden fruit, rich pineapple/honey/musk flavour, pretty. M26 Bush.
PIXIE ~ D 12-3 Po.4 1947 Surrey. Small red apple, ideal for children with taste. Richly flavoured, heavy cropping, keeping well. MM106 bush.
RED FALSTAFF ~ D 10-12 Po.3 1986 Kent Good flavour, juicy, heavy yield, healthy and a good pollinator.  M27, Espalier.
RED WINDSOR – D 10-11 Po.2. 1985 Heref. Self-Fertile red sport of Alkmene. Good flavour and yield; cold and disease resistance. M27, M26. Espalier.
RIBSTON PIPPIN D 10-1 Po.2 1707 Yorks. Rich, aromatic, sharp, firm; triploid; res scab but not canker. MM106
SISSON’S WORKSOP NEWTOWN – D 11-2 1910 Notts. Late eater, sweet and juicy with a savoury taste. MM106

SCRUMPTIOUS D 9 Po. 3 2002 Kent. Self-Fertile. Frost hardy & healthy. Tasty and high yielding. Exceptional September apple, sometimes earlier.  M26, M27. Espalier.
WINTER BANANA DC – 11-2 Po.2 1876 USA. Mainly yellow; rich sweet and scented in a good year; grown for juice in Europe and a popular garden apple there. Needs a warm spot. Reports of a banana flavour are probably exagerrated. MM106.
WINTER GEM D 10-3 Po.3 1996 Kent. Promising new variety, rich aroma, late keeping, cropped well in Nottingham. M27,MM106, Espalier.
WORCESTER PEARMAIN D 10-11 Po.3 1873 Worcs. Quality bright red popular dessert, good blossom, tip bearer. M26 Bush, M27.
CRABAPPLES @ £15.00 
Small fruited types for pollination and winter wildlife food:
EVERESTE – soft pink blossom, small red/yellow fruit which hangs into winter.

 Larger fruited types for jelly, and also pollination:

JELLY KING –  compact tree, white blossom; large orange-pink fruit that hangs well; makes excellent pink jelly.

LAURA – pink/white blossom; purple/bronze leaves; maroon fruit makes excellent jelly.


CIDER APPLES maidens on mm106 and M25, or on wild crab. * = self-fertile.

Black Dabbin – on crab



Dunkerton Late Sweet – on crab

Golden Spire – on crab – also cooks

Harry Master’s Jersey

Hen’s Turds – on crab

Herefordshire Redstreak

Jackets and Waistcoats – on crab

Johnny Andrews – on crab

King of the Pippins – also eats and cooks

Kingston Black

Langworthy – on crab


Morgan’s Sweet

Red Foxwhelp – on crab

Slack me Girdle – also eats

Stoke Red –on crab

Sweet Coppin –on crab

Tom Putt – also eats

Tremlett’s Bitter

Yarlington Mill