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Sure Crop



An old dual purpose apple from Cheshire.

Origin: Cheshire UK, 1905

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

Sure Crop 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 Sure Crop

Sure Crop apple originates from the Clibrans nursery in Cheshire in 1905. It is a large oblong green dual purpose apple. The flesh has a pleasant flavour and cooks to a stiff bright yellow puree with a sweet rich flavour. Its acidity fades after the New Year when it is best used as a dessert apple. It is good cropper as the name would imply.

Characteristics of Sure Crop apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourGreen
FlavourRich
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useOct-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Pollination date7
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners