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Shoesmith



A large handsome cooking apple.

Origin: Surrey UK, 1930

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

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

UseCulinary
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingBiennial
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageGolden Noble
Lane's Prince Albert