A wonderful new variety of apple, ‘Elshard’ is an offspring of the venerable Golden Delicious, so you know for sure that is has excellent heritage!This versatile variety is deliciously juicy and crunchy eaten straight from the tree, and has a tasty, honeyed sweetness balanced against noticeably acidic notes making it a great choice for cooking – superb in cakes, crumbles and desserts. Although self-fertile, cross-pollination from a nearby tree will increase the already bumper crop.Producing small, intensely red fruit ‘Elshard’ apples are satisfying to bite into, their white flesh being crisp and crunchy. And best of all, they are absolutely bursting with juicy, tangy flavour and ready to harvest from October to December, and they store very well too!
A New Zealand apple, raised in the Wairarapaq Valley in 1934. It is grown in many countries of the world and is well known because of its exposure in supermarkets. It is a good looking apple with its cheery orange red coloration. With appearance being a major constituent of success in retailing, it is very popular. It has a juicy, fragrant quality as an eating apple. It is picked in early October and makes good eating as a UK grown product from October to the end of winter.
Apple Malus Gloster is vigorous, heavy reliable cropping dessert apple producing attractive large, red flushed apples which are crisp, sweet with a good flavour.
It blooms mid-season and can be a useful tree to grow as a pollinator for other apple trees. Fruit can be harvested from October onwards.
Pollinators include 'Cox Orange' and 'Golden Delicious'.
Generally seen as green-gold it can develop an orange flush with maturity and its surface may be freckled with russet tints as well. The apple originated in USA in West Virginia around 1890, and really does best when the climate is warmer than the prevailing climate of the British summer. It is not generally harvested till late October and is good over the following four months.
An American apple from Idaho which was introduced to Europe in 1942. Apparently it is much used in Austria to make apple strudel. It matures to a strong, dark red with some brownish patches. It is ready for picking in early October and is best eaten between November and March.
An apple from the USA which is widely grown across northern Europe as well as in Russia, Japan and China. It's very rosy when ripe with a pleasant mottling of russet spots. It is picked in October and eaten from November through to February.
Sampion apple variety is also known as Champion. The apples are sweet and juicy with a light taste of fruit. It produces heavy crops of good sized red striped fruit with a high Vitamin C content.
Sampion apple variety was bred by crossing Lord Lambourne with Golden Delicious. It is a very well flavored apple with lots of juice. Sampion apple is grown extensively in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Netherlands.
Egremont Russet is a good quality, mid-season apple. It's the most important commercial russet in the UK at this present time and can be found in mostly any supermarket. The flesh is cream, tinged yellow, sweet and firm with a distinctive rich, nutty flavour. It's skin is greenish-yellow, then golden flushed orange-red with large pale lenticels.