Apple - George Neal

George Neal Apple

Malus domestica
A large, sharp tasting summer dual purpose apple.

Origin: Kent UK 1904

Pollination:  George Neal is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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George Neal 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 George Neal

George Neal apple was raised by Mrs Reeves at Otford, Kent, in 1904. Introduced in 1923 by nurseryman Robert Neal, of Wandsworth, who named it after his brother George. Received RHS Award of Merit in 1923. A large dual purpose apple.

Large, flat-round, fairly regular shaped fruit with broad, well-rounded ribs. Pale green background colour becoming pale yellow. One-quarter to three-quarters flushed brownish red. Short, broken bright red stripes. Becomes greasy if stored. Pale cream flesh, rather soft, juicy and acid. When cooked it does not break up entirely, has a delicate flavour and needs no extra sugar. Quite sharp as a dessert apple.

Main characteristics of George Neal

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early/Mid Aug
Season of use  Aug-Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Special features Attractive Blossom
Cooked Keeps Shape

Pollination date  7
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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