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Smart's Prince Arthur Apple

Malus domestica
An old 19th Century Kent cooking apple which keeps well.

Origin: Kent UK 1883

Pollination:  Smart's Prince Arthur is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Smart's Prince Arthur 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 Smart's Prince Arthur

Smart's Prince Arthur was raised by a Mr Smart near Sittingbourne in Kent and first described in 1883. It was exhibited and distributed by the Maidstone nurseryman G Bunyard. It was grown commercially in the Maidstone area for a period.

The fruit is large and tall conical in shape. The skin is smooth with maroon stripes over a green/yellow background. The flesh is coarse, cream coloured, acid but mellowing with keeping.

Main characteristics of Smart's Prince Arthur

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Subacid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Nov-Apr

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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