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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 order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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