Apple - Emperor Alexander

Emperor Alexander Apple

Malus domestica
A large, attractive dual purpose apple thought to have originated from Ukraine.

Origin: Ukraine 1700

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

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Emperor Alexander Apple Trees for sale - order online

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 Emperor Alexander

Emperor Alexander apple is believed to have originated in the Ukraine. It was known in the 1700's. Growers around Riga, on the Baltic, sent fruit every year to the Russian Court and named the apple as a compliment to Emperor Alexander I. Introduced in England in 1805 by nurseryman James Lee of Hammersmith, London. Once widely grown in North America.

Large sized fruit. Round-conical to conical shape, ribbed. Background colour pale yellow, one quarter to three quarters flushed and mottled bright scarlet red with broad, broken red stripes. Smooth skin, very greasy if stored. Mainly a culinary apple but quite sweet when eaten fresh and cooks to a pleasant lemony puree.

A hardy, vigorous tree. Good cropper.



Main characteristics of Emperor Alexander

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Sep-Oct

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Suitable for Hardy
Special features Attractive Blossom
Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Progeny  Maidstone Favourite
Other names  Alexander, Aport Alexander