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John Standish Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



John Standish Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price* Available £21.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




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.




Main characteristics of John Standish

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Fruity
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Dec-Feb

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Canker: Resistant
Suitable for Wet Regions

Pollination date  9
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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