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Dawn

A red late dessert apple with sweet-sharp raspberry flavour.

Origin: Hertfordshire UK, 1940

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

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

Probably raised by R Staward, Ware Park Gardens, Hertfordshire. Exhibited in 1940. A late dessert apple. Medium sized, round fruit, predominantly red flushed and smooth skinned. The flesh is soft, juicy with a sweet-sharp raspberry flavour. Can be over-acidic.

Characteristics of Dawn apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourRaspberry
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners