Apple - John Apple

John Apple Apple

Malus domestica
An old English cooking apple.

Origin: Middlesex UK 1921

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

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John Apple 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 John Apple

John Apple was an old variety from the 16th and 17th centuries. It was said to keep from one apple season to the next. The existing apple received by the National Fruit Collection UK in 1921 is probably not the same as it does not normally keep beyond November. It is a smooth skinned culinary apple, with a sharp, soft flesh.



Main characteristics of John Apple

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

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  8
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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