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Annie Elizabeth

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.  Pollination partners

Annie Elizabeth apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenM26Semi-dwarfing £23.50

2-year pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
Espalier (2 Tier)MM106Semi-vigorous £69.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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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.

Characteristics of Annie Elizabeth apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly/Mid Oct
Season of useNov-Apr
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Canker - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Suitable forLate Frost
Northern Britain
Wet Regions
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Cooked Keeps Shape
Pollination date16
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageBlenheim Orange
ProgenyBelvoir Seedling