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An old cooking apple originating from Northern Ireland.

Origin: N Ireland, 1800

Pollination: Ecklinville is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Ecklinville 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-1Ecklinville tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Ecklinville tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Ecklinville tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Ecklinville 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 Ecklinville

Believed to have been raised before 1800 by a gardener called Logan at Ecklinville, Portaferry, near Belfast, Northern Ireland. A large culinary apple, highly regarded by Victorians as a good sauce apple. Grown commercially in the UK, particularly in Worcestershire, until 1930's.

A large flat-round fruit. Pea green turning yellow with many russet dots. The skin becomes very greasy. Flesh white, juicy, rather soft and fine- textured. Cooks to a well-flavoured, juicy puree.

A tree of great vigour. Good cropper.

Characteristics of Ecklinville apple trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Sep
Season of useSep-Nov
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date13
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners