Apple - Early Victoria

Early Victoria Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Early Victoria 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 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.



Main characteristics of Early Victoria

Use Culinary
Colour Green
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Aug
Season of use  Aug-Sept

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Biennial
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant
Canker: Resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain
Wet Regions
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Parentage  Lord GrosvenorKeswick Codlin
Other names  Emneth Early