Apple - Merton Charm

Merton Charm Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Merton Charm 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 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.



Main characteristics of Merton Charm

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Sep-Oct

Tree vigour  Moderate
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Mildew: Resistant

Pollination date  6
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  McIntosh RedCox's Orange Pippin