Apple - Katy

Katy Apple

Malus domestica
A popular early garden variety producing good crops of attractive apples.

Origin: Sweden 1947

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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Katy 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
Price
Quantity
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
£17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
£17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush
£28.50
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History and description of Katy

Raised from James Grieve x Worcester Pearmain at the Fruit Breeding Institute, Balsgard, Sweden 1947. Its correct original name in Swedish is Katja, but it is generally known in the UK as Katy. It was introduced in 1966. Grown commercially in Sweden and on a small scale in the UK.

Medium sized, conical apple. An attractive fruit with a bright red flush over pale green skin ripening to pale yellow. White, juicy flesh. Sweet but with plenty of balancing acidity. Fair flavour with a hint of strawberry. Good for juice. Does not keep going soft soon after picking.

Fairly vigorous tree. Crops very well. Heavy crops must be thinned to avoid small fruit. A good early garden dessert variety.



Main characteristics of Katy

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Sep
Season of use  Sep-Oct

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Canker: Resistant
Suitable for Late Frost
Northern Britain
Special features Good for Juice

Pollination date  9
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  James GrieveWorcester Pearmain
Other names  Katja