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Hector MacDonald



A mild flavoured mid season cooking apple.

Origin: Berkshire UK, 1904

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

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

Characteristics of Hector MacDonald apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourFlushed
FlavourSubacid
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useSep-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Pollination date6
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners