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A large cooking apple. Very acid when used early but mellows with keeping.

Origin: Berkshire UK, 1906

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

Encore apple trees produced to special order

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

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

First recorded in 1906. Raised by Charles Ross, Head Gardener at Welford Park, Newbury, Berkshire. Introduced by J Cheal of Crawley, Sussex. Thought to be a Warner’s King X Northern Greening. Received RHS. Award of Merit in 1906 and RHS. First Class Certificate in 1908.

Large-sized fruit. Round to oblong shape. Distinctly flattened at base and apex and fairly distinctly ribbed. The background skin colour is bright green becoming greenish yellow. Irregular patches of dark green undertone. May be one quarter or more flushed brownish red. Broad, broken red stripes. Creamy white flesh, juicy and somewhat soft. A strongly acidic culinary apple if used early, but mellows with keeping to make a creamy baked apple with a rich flavour.

A tree of moderate vigour. Good cropper. Scab resistant.

Characteristics of Encore apple trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly/Mid Oct
Season of useDec-Apr
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageNorthern Greening
Warner's King

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