Apple - Freyberg

Freyberg Apple

Malus domestica
A delicious apple which is very sweet but also has an intensly aromatic flavour.

Origin: New Zealand 1934

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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Freyberg Apple Trees for sale - order online

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
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Freyberg

Freyberg apple was raised in 1934 by J H Kidd at Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand from a Golden Delicious X Cox's Orange Pippin seedling. Named after military hero Lord Freyberg who was Governor General New Zealand 1946-52. Selected for amateurs and introduced 1958. The combination of the sweetness and golden colour of Golden Delicious with the strong aromatic flavour of Cox's Orange Pippin makes Freyberg one of the most delicious apples.

A medium-sized, round-conical fruit. Golden yellow skin, occasionally with a faint brownish purple flush and slight russeting. Creamy-white, firm flesh. Very sweet and honeyed but with a good Cox-like aromatic flavour.

A tree of weak vigour. Good cropper. The fruit hangs well on the tree.

Main characteristics of Freyberg

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Dec

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Golden DeliciousCox's Orange Pippin