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Lord Clyde

An old Cheshire cooking apple resembling a small Golden Noble.

Origin: Cheshire UK, 1866

Pollination: Lord Clyde is a self-sterile triploid and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Lord Clyde 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 Lord Clyde

Lord Clyde was raised by the nurseryman B W Witham in Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire UK. It was first catalogued in 1866. It is a medium sized culinary apple with yellow skin when fully ripe resembling a small Golden Noble. Fairly sweet subacid flavour. Cooks to a juicy puree which is quite fruity and brisk in flavour. The tree has a spreading habit with moderate vigour.

Characteristics of Lord Clyde apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Pollination date8
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners