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John Standish



A small red flushed apple with an intensely fruity flavour.

Origin: Berkshire UK, 1873

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

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

Believed to have been raised in about 1873 by a nurseryman called John Standish of Ascot, Berkshire. Introduced in 1921 by Isaac House and Sons, nurserymen, of Bristol. Exhibited at the Imperial Fruit Show in 1922. Received RHS Award of Merit in 1922. Was grown commercially in the UK as a late red dessert apple.

A small apple. Flat-round to round or round-conical shape. One-half to three-quarters flushed bright scarlet with indistinct stripes on white background. Skin shiny and a little greasy. White flesh, very firm, fine- textured and juicy with an intense flavour of fruit. An upright tree of great vigour. Good cropper.

Characteristics of John Standish apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourFruity
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Feb
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceCanker - Resistant
Suitable forWet Regions
Pollination date9
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners