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Duchess of Bedford



An early season dessert apple with a strong aniseed flavour.

Origin: Bedfordshire UK, 1918

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

Duchess of Bedford 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.

Characteristics of Duchess of Bedford apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
Flavour
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeAugust
Season of useAug-Sept
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageBeauty of Bath
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