Apple - Cottenham Seedling

Cottenham Seedling Apple

Malus domestica
A good cooking apple originating from Cottenham near Cambridge with very attractive blossom.

Origin: Cambridgeshire UK 1924

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

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Cottenham Seedling Apple Trees for sale - order online

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 Cottenham Seedling

Raised by Robert Norman at Cottenham Cambridgeshire from an open- pollinated Dumelow’s Seedling. Introduced by Mr H J Gautry c1924.

Large round to round-oval apple. Fairly smooth greenish yellow skin becoming golden yellow with a light red flush. Quite greasy. Creamy white flesh, fairly firm, juicy and distinctly acid. Cooks to a bright lemon puree with excellent flavour. Keeps well.

Moderately vigorous, upright-spreading tree. Late flowering with attractive blossom. Crops well. Part tip-bearer not suitable for training into restricted forms.



Main characteristics of Cottenham Seedling

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Mar

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Partial tip-bearer
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  20
Pollination group  F
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Dumelow's Seedling