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Horsford Prolific



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.  Pollination partners

Horsford Prolific 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-1Horsford Prolific tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Horsford Prolific tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Horsford Prolific tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Horsford Prolific 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 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.

Characteristics of Horsford Prolific apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSubacid
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date16
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners