Apple - Annie Elizabeth

Annie Elizabeth Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Annie Elizabeth Apple Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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.

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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.



Main characteristics of Annie Elizabeth

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early/Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Apr

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Canker: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant
Suitable for Late Frost
Northern Britain
Wet Regions
Special features Attractive Blossom
Cooked Keeps Shape

Pollination date  16
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Parentage  Blenheim Orange
Progeny  Belvoir Seedling