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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 it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners