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Acme



An attractive crimson flushed apple with a rich fruity flavour.

Origin: Essex UK, 1956

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

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

Acme apple was raised by W P Seabrook & Sons, Boreham , Essex, UK in 1944 from the seedling of a Worcester Pearmain x Rival possibly pollinated by Cox's Orange Pippin.

Quite large, irregular flat-round shaped fruit. Pretty crimson flush and stripes over a smooth yellow skin. Crisp, juicy yellow flesh. Quite rich, fruity flavour.

Moderately vigorous tree. Heavy cropping but biennial.

Characteristics of Acme apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useNov-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingBiennial
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Pollination date8
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
Cox's Orange Pippin