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Yellow Bellflower



Origin: USA, 1817

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

Yellow Bellflower apple trees produced to special order

We do not stock this variety, but we might be able to produce trees for you through our custom grafting service, depending on the availability of suitable grafting material. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

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

Arose in Crosswicks, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA sometime before 1817. Widely grown in the USA as the leading commercial variety in the 19th Century before being replaced by Golden Delicious. Long, conical yellow fruit hangs like a bell on the tree. Firm, almost yellow flesh. Rich flavour. Cooks to a sweet, golden puree.

Characteristics of Yellow Bellflower apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourYellow
FlavourSweet-sharp
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly/Mid Oct
Season of useNov-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date9
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners