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George Carpenter

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.  Pollination partners

George Carpenter apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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.

Characteristics of George Carpenter apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageBlenheim Orange
King of the Pippins