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Beauty of Bedford



A mid season dessert apple with a sweet lightly aromatic flavour.

Origin: Bedfordshire UK, 1913

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

Beauty of Bedford 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 Beauty of Bedford

Beauty of Bedford apple was raised from Lady Sudeley x Beauty of Bath by Laxton Bros, Bedford, UK before 1913. Large, round fruit. Brownish-red flush over greenish-yellow skin. Firm, cream flesh. Sweet with a moderately rich, aromatic flavour. Vigorous tree.

Characteristics of Beauty of Bedford apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageBeauty of Bath
Lady Sudeley