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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.  Pollination partners

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

Characteristics of Coronation apple trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useSep-Nov
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingPartial tip-bearer
Pollination date13
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners