Apple - Cornish Aromatic

Cornish Aromatic Apple

Malus domestica
A very old English apple variety thought to have been grown in Cornwall for centuries.

Origin: Cornwall UK 1813

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

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Cornish Aromatic Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Cornish Aromatic

Cornish Aromatic apple was first described by Sir Christopher Hawkins in 1813 but thought to have been in Cornwall for many centuries.

A handsome, medium sized, round-conical to oblong-conical fruit, ribbed and very distinctly five crowned. Dry skin, greenish-yellow, half flushed dullish red with broken, short darker red stripes. Variable amounts of russetting, which in some years may be limited to small russet dots and in others may comprise of large ochre russet patches covering much of the surface and producing a pretty patterns with the underlying red flush . White flesh with greenish tinges, firm and rather dry. Has a fine aromatic, almost spicy flavour in good years but may lack flavour in poor years.

Vigorous, upright, spreading tree. Produces spurs freely.




Main characteristics of Cornish Aromatic

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Aromatic
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Dec-Feb

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Light
Disease resistance  Scab: Very resistant
Canker: Very resistant
Suitable for Wet Regions

Pollination date  15
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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