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 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.
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 / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Sold out £17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20


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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