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.
Description: Small compact tree with an upright habit in its early years. Dark green, broadly oval leaves turn yellow in autumn. Large white flowers flushed pink followed by a large crop of bright yellow fruits maturing early in the autumn.
Malus Growing Tips: Crab Apples are self-fertile, and very useful as pollinators for a variety of fruit trees. Full sun or part shade lover, best grown in fertile, moist, deep, loamy soils. Requires minimal pruning in late winter or spring to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.
The white flesh is juicy and melting, with a slightly sweet taste.
White flesh is buttery-soft and juicy with a pleasing sweet flavour; ripens easily and retains its quality; vigorous and quite hardy; a moderate to heavy cropper; a sport of Beurre Lucas Bronzée; originates from France.
This well known pear has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. It has rather hard fruit, quite long and slim and coloured greenish yellow with much of it covered by russet markings. It will regularly produce a good heavy crop, with the fruits ready during October and November. It is partially self fertile though will do best planted close to a pollinator, 'Concorde' being particularly recommended.
Most pear trees need to be near other pear trees that have compatible blossoming times in order to be pollinated and produce fruit. Check the "Pollination Group" to see which pears are compatible with this one.