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Merton Charm



A heavy cropping lightly aromatic early dessert apple.

Origin: London UK, 1933

Pollination: Merton Charm is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

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

Raised in 1932 by M B Crane at the John Innes Institute, Merton, London from McIntosh x Cox's Orange Pippin. Small, round fruit. Green-yellow skin with orange-red flush but often with poor colour in UK conditions. Has a crisp, juicy flesh which is sweet with a lightly aromatic flavour. Heavy cropping tree with a semi-weeping habit.

Characteristics of Merton Charm apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habit
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Disease resistanceMildew - Resistant
Pollination date6
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
McIntosh Red