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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 we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

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

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourAromatic
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageBlenheim Orange
King of the Pippins