Apple - Doctor Clifford

Doctor Clifford Apple

Malus domestica
An early season cooking apple originating from Lincolnshire.

Origin: Lincolnshire UK 1898

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

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Doctor Clifford 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 Doctor Clifford

Arose about 1898 in Grimoldby, Lincolnshire. Introduced in 1911. An early culinary apple cooking to a light froth. Medium to large fruit. Smooth skin streaked with scarlet. Soft acid flesh. A tree of moderate vigour. Heavy cropper.

Main characteristics of Doctor Clifford

Use Culinary
Colour Flush
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Aug
Season of use  Aug-Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  9
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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