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George Neal



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.  Pollination partners

George Neal apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1George Neal tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2George Neal tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3George Neal tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4George Neal tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5George Neal tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

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).

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.

Characteristics of George Neal apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourFlushed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly/Mid Aug
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Cooked Keeps Shape
Pollination date7
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners