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George Carpenter Apple

Malus domestica
A large attractive flushed apple with a good aromatic flavour.

Origin: Surrey UK 1902

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

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George Carpenter 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 George Carpenter

Raised in 1902 by George Carpenter, Head Gardener at West Hall Gardens, Byfleet, Surrey. A Blenheim Orange X King of the Pippins. An attractive apple, primarily a garden and exhibition variety. Good aromatic flavour.

A medium/large sized apple. Oblong shape, sometimes a little lop-sided. Distinctly flattened at base and apex. Fairly noticeable well-rounded ribs. Pale greenish yellow background skin colour becoming yellow. One half to three-quarters flushed bright red. Fairly broad, broken, dark red stripes. Creamy white flesh, firm, juicy and quite sweet with good aromatic flavour.

A very vigorous tree.



Main characteristics of George Carpenter

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Aromatic
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  12
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Blenheim OrangeKing of the Pippins