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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 for sale

M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £20.50

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