Apple - Api

Fruit Trees
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. Show suitable pollination partners



Api Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.




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