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Api Noir



A small dark purple coloured apple of possibly ancient origin.

Origin: France, 1800

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

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

Api Noir apple has been known since the late 18th Century. Similar to Api but with a very dark purplish red flush which almost completely covers the skin. Please see Api for further details.

Characteristics of Api Noir apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeMid/Late Oct
Season of useDec-Apr
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners