Ecklinville Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Ecklinville 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 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.



Main characteristics of Ecklinville

Use Culinary
Colour Green
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early Sep
Season of use  Sep-Nov

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  13
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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