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A large ribbed cooking apple once very popular in Tweedside.

Origin: USA, 1944

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

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

Characteristics of Melrose apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid/Late Oct
Season of useNov-Feb
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Susceptible
Mildew - Susceptible
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners
Red Delicious
ProgenyNuvar® Melody