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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

ItemPriceQuantity
MM106 rootstock 1 year Espalier (1 tier) (Semi-vigorous) £26.00 Sold-out

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