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Duchess of Bedford Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Duchess of Bedford 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.


Main characteristics of Duchess of Bedford

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  August
Season of use  Aug-Sept

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

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  CelliniBeauty of Bath