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Hoary Morning



An dual purpose apple originating from the West Country.

Origin: Somerset UK, 1819

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

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

Probably arose in Somerset. First recorded in 1819. A large, distinctly striped, dual-purpose apple. Was a favourite West Country apple. A large apple. Flat-round to short-round-conical shape. Fairly regular. Faint trace of ribbing. Pale green background skin colour becoming yellow. Almost completely covered with bold red stripes and a bloom. Creamy white flesh, firm, and rather dry. Some sweetness and plenty of acidity. When cooked keeps its shape.

Characteristics of Hoary Morning apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourFlushed
FlavourSubacid
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners