Apple - Meridian

Meridian Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Meridian Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


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.



Main characteristics of Meridian

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Aromatic
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Sep
Season of use  Oct-Mar

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Cox's Orange PippinFalstaff