Apple - Hawthornden

Hawthornden Apple

Malus domestica
A pretty and delicately coloured cooking apple.

Origin: Scotland 1780

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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Hawthornden 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.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Hawthornden

Arose in Scotland and first recorded in about 1780. Named after Hawthornden, Near Edinburgh, the birthplace of the 16th century poet Drummond. A popular Victorian garden variety. Commercially grown in Kent and by London market gardeners in the 19th century but its popularity waned by the 1890’s because the fruit bruises easily.

An attractive culinary apple, primrose yellow, lightly flushed pinky red. Cooks to a creamy, well flavoured, brisk puree. A spreading tree. Hardy but prone to mildew.




Main characteristics of Hawthornden

Use Culinary
Colour Yellow
Flavour Subacid
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Sep-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  13
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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