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Regarded as one of the best stewing and baking apples. Attractive maroon blossom.
Origin: Leicestershire UK, 1857
Pollination: Annie Elizabeth is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.
History and description of Annie Elizabeth
Annie Elizabeth apple was raised by Samuel Greatorex in Leicester, UK c 1857 and named after his
baby daughter. Believed to have been a Blenheim Orange seedling. Introduced by Harrison's of Leicester c 1868. Awarded a First Class Certificate by the RHS 1868. A popular and widely grown variety in Victorian England and grown commercially
until the 1930's. Remains a popular garden variety.
Very attractive, large, round to round-oblong fruit. Orange/red flush and red stripes over
green/yellow skin. Shiny, tough skin turning greasy with keeping. White sharp tasting flesh. Keeps
very well. Excellent stewing and baking apple keeping its shape when cooked. Quite a sweet, light
flavoured cooking apple requiring little added sugar.
Hardy,disease resistant, vigorous, upright tree. Very attractive maroon blossom. Good cropper but
with a tendency to drop its fruit. Suitable for Northern Britain and wet regions.