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John Apple



An old English cooking apple.

Origin: Middlesex UK, 1921

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

John Apple apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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.

Characteristics of John Apple apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourFlushed
FlavourAcid
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Nov
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Pollination date8
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners