Apple - Horsford Prolific

Horsford Prolific Apple

Malus domestica
A large red flushed dessert apple.

Origin: Norfolk UK 1913

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

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Horsford Prolific Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Horsford Prolific

Found in a vicarage garden at Horsford, Norwich by the Reverend Mountford in 1913. A large red flushed dessert apple. Crisp and juicy, quite sharp early in the season, but mellows in storage.



Main characteristics of Horsford Prolific

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Subacid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Dec-Mar

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  16
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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