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Meridian



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 we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

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

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourAromatic
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Pollination date0
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
Falstaff