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Montfort



An attractive red flushed late dessert apple.

Origin: Essex UK, 1928

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

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

Raised in about 1928 by A E Sadler of Woodford Green, Essex UK. Flat round slightly ribbed and five-crowned medium sized fruit. The skin is smooth with bright red flush and lines over a pale greenish yellow background. Quite an attractive apple. Pale cream coloured firm but rather chewy flesh. Refreshing sharp taste which mellows with keeping. A good keeper but a light cropper and prone to powdery mildew.

Characteristics of Montfort apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingLight
Disease resistanceMildew - Very susceptible
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners