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Garnet



A bright red early season dessert apple.

Origin: Essex UK, 1936

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

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

Raised by W.P.Seabrook, nurseryman, of Boreham, Essex from a Rival, Worcester Pearmain cross. Received by the National Fruit Collection UK in 1936. Bright red flushed fruit. Crisp and somewhat chewey flesh with a brisk flavour. Small tree.

Characteristics of Garnet apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourSubacid
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageRival
Worcester Pearmain