Apple - Beauty of Kent

Beauty of Kent Apple

Malus domestica
A popular English Victorian cooking apple.

Origin: Kent UK 1820

Pollination:  Beauty of Kent is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Beauty of Kent Apple Trees for sale - order online

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
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price*
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History and description of Beauty of Kent

Unknown origin but presumed to have arisen in Kent, UK. First recorded 1790. Received RHS Award of Merit 1901. Grown in Victorian England.

Large, round-conical fruit. Bright red flush and stripes over greenish yellow skin. The sharp, juicy, flesh cooks to a pale creamy yellow puree requiring little added sugar. Acidity fades in storage making it suitable for use as a dessert apple by December. Moderately vigorous tree. Good, precocious cropper.

Main characteristics of Beauty of Kent

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Late Sep/Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Jan

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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