Apple - Excelsior

Excelsior Apple

Malus domestica
A red flushed mid-season sharp tasting cooking apple.

Origin: Essex UK 1921

Pollination:  Excelsior is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Excelsior 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 Excelsior

Introduced 1921. Raised by W P Seabrook and Sons, Chelmsford, Essex. Commercially grown in Essex and Cambridgeshire in the 1930’s but later displaced by the Bramley. Smooth-skinned fruit with a bright red flush. Cream flesh, juicy and brisk. Cooks to a puree and makes a quite strongly-flavoured sauce. Very vigorous tree.



Main characteristics of Excelsior

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Aug
Season of use  Sep-Oct

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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