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Api Apple

Malus domestica
An ancient apple esteemed through the centuries for its decorative qualities

Origin: France 1628

Pollination: Api is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop
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Apple - Api




Api Apple Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2013/14 planting season. Our 2014/15 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter. We regret we have had to stop taking orders earlier than anticipated because of the warm weather.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock Age/Form Availability Price Qty required
M26 - Semi-dwarfing 1 year Maiden 2014/15
MM111 - Vigorous 1 year Maiden 2014/15
The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2013 to March 2014
2014/15 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2014/15. Orders taken from May 2014
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2013 to March 2014. May be available again winter 14/15




History and description of Api

Api is a very old variety possibly originating from the ancient Forest of Api in Brittany, France. First recorded by Le Lectier in France 1628. Highly regarded as a decorative apple. Grown in Europe, particularly France, from the 17th Century onwards. Grown in North America, where it was known as Lady Apple, in the 19th Century. Still grown on a small scale in France and USA.

Small, flat-round fruit. Bright red flush over a yellow skin. Crisp, juicy, white flesh. Sweet, aromatic flavour.

Compact, upright tree. Heavy cropper but slow to bear with a biennial tendency. Fruit hangs well on the tree. Attractive blossom.




Main characteristics of Api

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Dec-Apr

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Other names  Lady Apple



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