Apple - Coronation

Coronation Apple

Malus domestica
A large handsome dual-purpose apple named in 1902 to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII.

Origin: Sussex UK 1902

Pollination:  Coronation is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Coronation Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.




History and description of Coronation

Raised by H C Princep at Buxted Park, Sussex and introduced by Pyne of Topsham, Devon. First recorded in 1902 when it received an Award of Merit from the RHS (as ‘Edward’s Coronation’ in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII) An attractive dual-purpose apple.

Large sized, regular, round, slightly flattened fruit. Light green to yellow skin up to three-quarters flushed orange-red. Short, broken bright red stripes. Fine russetting around the eye. Rather soft, coarse-textured, creamy flesh. Somewhat dry and sweet and slightly aromatic.

Vigorous, upright-spreading tree. A part-tip bearer.




Main characteristics of Coronation

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Sep-Nov

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Partial tip-bearer

Pollination date  13
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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