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Encore Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Encore Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
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 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.




Main characteristics of Encore

Use Culinary
Colour Green
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early/Mid Oct
Season of use  Dec-Apr

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Warner's King (?)Northern Greening (?)