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Early Victoria

A popular early cooking apple with excellent flavour.

Origin: Cambridgeshire UK, 1899

Pollination: Early Victoria is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Early Victoria apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Early Victoria tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Early Victoria tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Early Victoria tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Early Victoria tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Early Victoria tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

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).

History and description of Early Victoria

Raised from a Lord Grosvenor x Keswick Codlin by William Lynn of Emneth, Cambridgeshire, UK. Introduced by Mssrs Cross of Wisbech as Emneth Early. Awarded a First Class Certificate by the RHS in 1899. It was adopted commercially in the early 1900's and became known as Early Victoria. It is now no longer grown commercially but remains a popular garden variety.

A codlin type apple. Medium sized, round-conical, ribbed fruit. White flesh with a high vitamin C content. Superb flavour cooking to a fluff which is sharp but requires little added sugar. A good early culinary apple.

A compact, upright tree. Heavy cropping but with a bienniel tendency. Heavy crops need thinning to avoid small fruit. Good disease resistance. Partially self-fertile. Attractive blossom.

Characteristics of Early Victoria apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeAug
Season of useAug-Sept
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Canker - Resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Wet Regions
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageKeswick Codlin
Lord Grosvenor