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Arthur W Barnes



An attractive cooking apple with good flavour.

Origin: Cheshire UK, 1902

Pollination: Arthur W Barnes is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Arthur W Barnes apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Arthur W Barnes tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Arthur W Barnes tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Arthur W Barnes tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Arthur W Barnes tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Arthur W Barnes tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Arthur W Barnes

Arthur W Barnes apple was raised from Gascoyne's Scarlet x Cox's Orange Pippin by N F Barnes, Head Gardener to the Duke of Westminster at Eaton Hall, Chester, UK in 1902.

Large, round-conical fruit. Bright red flush over a greenish yellow skin. Attractive exhibition variety. White flesh cooking to a well flavoured lemon coloured puree. Moderately vigorous, spreading tree with attractive blossom.

Characteristics of Arthur W Barnes apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourFlushed
FlavourAcid
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
Gascoyne's Scarlet