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An ancient apple esteemed through the centuries for its decorative qualities.

Origin: France, 1628

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

Api apple trees for sale

M26 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £21.50 Sold-out

History and description of Api

Api is a very old variety possibly originating from the ancient Forest of Api in Brittany, France. First recorded by Le Lectier in France 1628. Highly regarded as a decorative apple. Grown in Europe, particularly France, from the 17th Century onwards. Grown in North America, where it was known as Lady Apple, in the 19th Century. Still grown on a small scale in France and USA.

Small, flat-round fruit. Bright red flush over a yellow skin. Crisp, juicy, white flesh. Sweet, aromatic flavour.

Compact, upright tree. Heavy cropper but slow to bear with a biennial tendency. Fruit hangs well on the tree. Attractive blossom.

Characteristics of Api apple trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Apr
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners