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Sussex Mother



An old Sussex apple. Sweet with a distinctive spicy flavour and a hint of aniseed.

Origin: Sussex UK, 1884

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

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

Characteristics of Sussex Mother apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSpicy
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeSept
Season of useSept
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners