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Bess Pool Apple

Malus domestica
A large attractive late sweet dessert apple.

Origin: Nottinghamshire UK 1750

Pollination:  Bess Pool is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Bess Pool 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 Bess Pool

An old variety found in the 18th Century in a wood in Nottinghamshire, UK by Bess Pool, the daughter of a village innkeeper. The attractive fruit gained fame locally and grafts were taken. It was introduced by J R Pearson a nurseryman from Chilwell.

Medium to large, round-conical fruit. Crimson flush and lines over pale greenish yellow skin. Rather dry and crumbly white flesh. Sweet with some aromatic flavour.

Vigorous part tip bearing tree. Slow to bear and an erratic cropper. Very late flowering good for areas prone to late frosts.



Main characteristics of Bess Pool

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early/Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Mar

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Partial tip-bearer
Cropping Erratic
Suitable for Late Frost

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  F
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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