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Breitling

A very sweet large apple with a flowery taste.

Origin: Germany, 1800

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

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

An old variety probably of German origin. Popular in 19th Century Germany. Introduced to the UK by Thomas Rivers c1879. Large, ribbed fruit. Scarlet fush and stripes. Very sweet with a scent of roses Vigorous, heavy cropping tree.

Characteristics of Breitling apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners