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A mildly aromatic Cox type apple raised at East Malling Kent.

Origin: Kent UK, 1972

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

Meridian apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Meridian

A new variety bred in Kent in 1972 from a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and Falstaff. Introduced in 2000. Juicy with an aromatic flavour. Heavy cropper with good disease resistance.

Characteristics of Meridian apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date0
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin