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Benenden Early



A very pretty red striped apple with very good flavour for a summer apple.

Origin: Hampshire UK, 1945

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

Benenden Early apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenM26Semi-dwarfing £23.50
MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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History and description of Benenden Early

Raised by J J Gibbons, Southampton c 1945 from St Edmunds Pippin x Lady Sudeley. Introduced by Stuart Low, Benenden, Kent 1952. Large flat-round irregular ribbed fruit with brilliant red stripes over a pale greenish yellow skin resembling Lady Sudeley. Firm, slightly chewy but quite juicy yellow flesh with a good balance of acidity and sweetness and some of rich flavour of St Edmunds Pippin. Can be very good at its best but may lack flavour at other times. It is prone to cracking.

Characteristics of Benenden Early apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourRich
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Aug
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageLady Sudeley
St Edmund's Pippin