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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 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 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