A wide selection of culinary apple trees are offered for sale on a variety of rootstocks to suit all situations and tastes. The most famous variety in the UK, Bramley, originated 200 years ago, however there are many more desirable culinary apple trees to buy. Cooking apples are often green such as Grenadier, Lord Derby but others redden up such as Howgate Wonder.
They are generally divided into two categories acid and sub acid. Acid culinary apple trees tend to be sharp when cooked and require sweetening. Sub acid apple varieties are less sharp, so requiring little or no sugar and can be acceptable eaten raw.
As a rule culinary apples are large - plenty of flesh after peeling and coring! They tend to be less fickle than dessert apples - most of the trees will grow well in most parts of the UK.
Culinary apples ripen through the autumn. The picking time for each variety is given but each variety. For a helpful overall guide click here You can also see a summary on the 'Picking & Storage' advice page.
Apples require a pollination partner. Each variety has a flowering period between A - early and E - late. A variety can be pollinated by another of the same flowering group or one to either side. These details are provided for each variety. For an overall summary visit the pollination advice page.
Discount information - the following discounts apply on total order value, excluding carriage. 5% on 5+ trees, 10% on 10+ trees. Carriage based on quantity - see Delivery page for more details.
Apple trees are dispatched between late November and early April when dormant.
Having ordered we will reserve and confirm your order before being in contact as soon as we can during the dormant season to arrange delivery or collection.
A very good late keeping culinary variety. A large red and green apple generally round in shape but often irregular sometimes with ribbing. Moderately acid cooking to a greenish yellow fluff. Excellent keeper. Rootstock: MM106, M26More Info
A good alternative to Bramley. Apples are sub acid requiring little or no sugar when cooked. A relative newcomer being bred at East Malling Research Station in the early 1960s. Skin pale green striped with orange red. A trouble-free variety. Heavy cropping. Smaller trees now, approx 1m /3' hence reduced price. Rootstock: MM106, M26More Info
The most well known of culinary apples that first arose just over 200 years ago from a seedling. The original tree is still growing in Nottinghamshire! It is a triploid variety so will not pollinate others, so bear this in mind if planting other apples. Usually seen in the shops as bright green as in the photo, but will develop a nice red flushMore Info
Exactly the same a Bramley but with up to 30% less vigour with the same productivity! This is an advantage where space is more limited. A triploid variety, same as Bramley. Producing the same large flat round green apples that redden on the sun exposed side. Rootstock: MM106, M26More Info
What an evocative name! In profile on its side the shape lives up to its name. Large apples that are distinctly ribbed, often squareish. Skin colour green often with a brownish flush An easily recognised apple. An historic variety having been in existence since early 1600s. Cooks to a sharp puree.More Info
Very early cooker also known as Emneth Early. Apples have yellowish green skin and are prominently ribbed. Of very good flavour - sweet but sharp when cooked.. Reliable and heavy cropping. Apples are very distinct in being one of the first to ripen, a welcome reminder that the apple season is about to commence.More Info
Late flowering, hardy variety, scab resistant. Good for cold frosty areas. Smooth, round, green apples that develop a pinkish brown flush. Creamy flesh acid with a nice flavour. Needs cooking longer than other varieties. A good late keeping variety.More Info
If you would like a culinary apple to follow Early Victoria, or an early variety then Grenadier would be a very good choice. Flat round apples with distinct ribbing and pale green skin. Cooks to a fluff - tangy with a honeyed flavour - yummy!More Info
Of all the apples we grow this produces the largest. Apples round conical in shape striped orange red. Sub acid in flavour, easily cooking to a fluff. Can be eaten as a dessert apple but probably best sliced first because of its size! Grows well in all parts of the UK.More Info
A heavy cropping early culinary apple. Pale green skin that becomes pale yellow has a greasy feel. The large round conical apples are distinctly ribbed with prominent lenticels. Softish yellowish white flesh cooks to a froth.More Info
Conical in shape with pronounced angular ribs, bright green in colour. Sub acid greenish white flesh of good flavour when cooked. Cook early for a sharp taste. Seems to grow well in all parts of the UK. A good early alternative to Bramley that fruits really well.More Info
Produces very large flat round juicy sub acid apples. Brightly coloured for a culinary apple - largely flushed dull to bright red, smooth skin that becomes greasy. Of good flavour cooking to a yellow fluff. A stong grower.More Info