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First and Last

A Victorian apple from Sussex claimed to keep in store for up to two years

Origin: Sussex UK, 1860

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

First and Last 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 First and Last

Arose near Horsham, Sussex, and first described in about 1860. Sold in Brighton market in the 19th century. Claimed to keep well in store for two years. Medium to large round fruit, smooth-skinned and predominantly flushed red. A refreshing apple with a fruity flavour.

Characteristics of First and Last apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useNov-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners