Apple - Catshead

Catshead Apple

Malus domestica
An ancient apple with an unusual shape from which its name is derived.

Origin: England 1629

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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Catshead 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
Price
Quantity
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
£17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
£17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   2 years Standard *Reduced Price*
£21.50



History and description of Catshead

An old English variety, the earliest reference to which dates from 1629. The name comes from the unusual shape of the fruit, which in profile resembles a cat's head. Grown in 18th and 19th Century England. Large, oblong-conical, irregular shaped fruit. Pale greenish yellow skin with russet dots. White, soft, juicy flesh. Cooks to a sharp, firm puree.



Main characteristics of Catshead

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

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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Progeny  Lord Derby (?)