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Doctor Clifford



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.  Pollination partners

Doctor Clifford 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 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.

Characteristics of Doctor Clifford apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourFlush
FlavourAcid
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeAug
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Pollination date9
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners