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Bedfordshire Foundling



A late season cooking apple with a sweet sharp flavour.

Origin: Bedfordshire UK, 1800

Pollination: Bedfordshire Foundling is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Bedfordshire Foundling apple trees produced to special order

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

  • CG-1Bedfordshire Foundling tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Bedfordshire Foundling tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Bedfordshire Foundling tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Bedfordshire Foundling tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Bedfordshire Foundling 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 Bedfordshire Foundling

The Origins of Bedfordshire Foundling apple are not, but it probably arose in Bedfordshire, UK c1800. Large, round fruit. Orange-red flush over yellowish green skin. Cream coloured flesh with a rich sweet-sharp flavour. Keeps its shape when cooked. Yellow with a sweet, fruity flavour when cooked.

Characteristics of Bedfordshire Foundling apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourYellow
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Special featuresCooked Keeps Shape
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners