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Bedfordshire Foundling Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Bedfordshire Foundling Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.




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.




Main characteristics of Bedfordshire Foundling

Use Culinary
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Special features Cooked Keeps Shape

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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