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Early Red Bird Apple

Malus domestica
A very early ripenning summer dessert apple with a sharp raspberry flavour.

Origin: Canada 1850

Pollination:  Early Red Bird is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Early Red Bird Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Early Red Bird

Raised by Francis Peabody Sharp at Upper Woodstock, St John'sd Valley, New Brunswick, Canada sometime from 1850's to 1880's. Probably a Fameuse x New Brunswick. Formerly grown in New Brunswick. Very early ripenning, crimson flushed fruit. Soft, juicy flesh. Sweet sharp with a distinct raspberry flavour. Very hardy, vigorous tree.

Main characteristics of Early Red Bird

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Raspberry
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Aug
Season of use  Aug

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Suitable for Hardy

Pollination date  4
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Fameuse
Progeny  Caravel
Other names  Crimson Beauty