Red Shed Nursery, Lees Stables, Coldstream TD124LF

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Apple Guide

We have an extensive range of Apple trees available through the Red Shed Nursery.
Some are best for eating, others for cooking and some as cider apples.
To help You choose the right one for your garden we have put together this guide.

C= Culinary or for ordinary folks Cooking Apples.
However, many “cooking” apples are actually perfectly edible raw, especially after you store them and their sugars change!
D= Dessert or as most of us would say, Eating Apples.
Ci= Cider Apples. And really that’s what they’re good for.

Allington Pippin D
Bred by Laxtons in Lincolnshire. Late cropping (October onwards) and keeps till April. Crisp white flesh.

Ashmeads Kernel D
Long esteemed by connoiseurs for its sweet, sharp white flesh. October picking and keeps till March.

Beauty of Bath D
One of the earliest eaters. Small crisp, best eaten soon after harvested.

Beauty of Moray C
Early culinary – cooks to sharp puree. Particularly popular in Northern Scotland

Blenheim Orange C D
Magnificent large apples. Beautiful bakers. Will keep till March. Coxey taste.

Bloody Ploughman D
Blood red, sweet light crisp when ripe.

Bramleys Seedling C
Britain’s best known cooker. Prolific. Does well in Scotland

Broadholme Beauty C
Keeps shape well on cooking. Ideal for diabetics as needs no sugar.

Cambusnethan Pippin C D
Dual purpose. More flavoursome in the North.

Charles Ross C D
A reliable cropper, particularly valued in Scotland.
Cook young or keep through to Christmas as a juicy desert apple.

Christmas Pippin D
Crisp juicy and sweet. Late cropping. Quickly produces heavy crops.

Clydeside C
Cooks to sharp juicy puree

Coul Blush C D
Golden flushed delicate taste; small fruits.

Court of Wick C D
Red flushed, russet on gold. Fruity and very wind resistant.

Cox Self Fertile D
The original Cox, perhaps Britain’s best loved eating apple. Usually needs two pollinating partners so this variant is very welcome.

Crawley Beauty C D
House favourite! Last flowering apple of the year. Big fruit which keep till May. Prolific.

Crispin syn Mutsu C D
Greenish-yellow fruits – popular light eater

Discovery D
Commercially the first eating apple of the season. Great off the tree but doesn’t keep.

Duke of Devonshire D
Late russeted apple. Great flavour. Keeps till March.

East Lothian Pippin C
Usually described as a cooker, it is actually an attractive apple also edible as desert.

Egremont Russet D
The Manager’s favourite. Beautiful autumn colours and flavours.

Ellisons Orange D
Intense strong flavours, best eaten young.

Fiesta D
A popular mid season commercial apple.

(Laxton’s) Fortune Sweet D
Rich light and aromatic eater. Pick late and eat soon.

Galloway Pippin C D
Russet freckelled all over, yellow. Rich flavour, great keeper.

Golden Hornet (Crab)
A bonny golden crab. Prolific. Great pollinator.

Golden Spire C Ci
Deep creamy flesh, which cooks to a brisk yellow puree. Attractive tall oblong fruit to be used young (October).

Greensleeves D
A modern apple which doesn’t pander to supermarket taste. Fine blend of sweet and sharp- a crisp eater.

Harry Baker (Crab)
Exceptionally large pink flowers, beautiful red fruit. Named for the noted fruit expert of that name.

Hawthornden C
Primrose yellow flushed pinky red. Good baker. Keeps to December.

Howgate Wonder C D
Regrettably not from Howgate Midlothian, but the Isle of Wight. Can be eaten fresh, but as a large apple, it is generally used for cooking.

Irish Peach D
Eat from the tree Aug/Sept. Sought after dinner apple in Victorian/Edwardian times.

James Grieve D C
Early, doesn’t keep. Good eater which also cooks well. It is a great universal pollinator.

John Downie (Crab)
Prolific red fruit, not bitter like most crabs. Excellent universal pollinator.

Jumbo C D
Heavy cropper, strong grower. Needs a pollinating partner.

Katy syn Katja D
A great early apple to eat straight from the tree. Small tasty fruits popular with children.

Keswick Codling C D
Mostly used as a very reliable, heavy cropping cooker which keeps for a month or so. Noted for jellies but also a refreshing eater.

Kidds Orange Red D
Late cropper, enjoys good sunshine. Established commercial variety. Keeps till January.

King of the Pippins C D
Pick October keeps to December. Blushes red when suntanned. Crops very well in Coldstream.

Lady of Wemyss C
Vigorous, flushed, sub-acid fruit. Keeps till January. Triploid.

Lass of Gowrie C
Early fruiting, eat by September. Sharp firm cooker.

Laxtons Superb D
Popular garden apple. Was a commercial variety in 1920s in Scotland. Keeps to January.

Lord Clyde C
Golden cooker. Keeps till January.

Lord Derby C
Great for pies. Best eaten early (i.e. by December).

Lord Lambourne D
Refreshing flavoursome best before November.

Maggie Sinclair C D
Large, quite sweet mid-season keeps till January.

Meridian D
Sweet, balanced and aromatic like a mild Cox.

Norfolk Royal D
Sweet crisp and juicy. Sharp and crisp eaten off the tree. Keeps till December.

Orkney C D
Large juicy apples mid-late season.

Oslin syn Arbroath D
Primrose yellow with a delicate flavour.

Pitmaston Pineapple D
Small, yellow conical apples with a distinct pineapple flavour.

Ribston Pippin D
Juicy intense flavour keeps till March.

Royal Jubilee C
Frost hardy large cooker,keeps its shape when cooked. Slightly pear like.

Scotch Bridget C
Late cooker, keeps till Christmas. Oblong ribbed, creamy flesh, does well in Western sites.

Scotch Dumpling C
Large frothy cooker late mid season. Keeps to November.

Sops of Wine C Ci
Attractive striped fruit. Good for dessert or apple wine and cider making. Pink flesh.

Stobo Castle C D
Very underated in the literature. Here a reliable heavy cropper with fine red flesh.

Sunset D
Robust and good. Less intense than Cox. A bonny eater popular with kids.

Tower of Glamis C D
A beautiful green doughnut shaped apple. Edible as is of lemony taste cooked.

Tydemans Late Orange D
Flavoursome, late. Keeps till April.

White Melrose C D
Another house favourite. Leave on the tree until actually white. Tastes like champagne in the mouth when ripe and fresh. Keeps till early spring.

Winter Banana D
Sweet scented. Pick late. Keeps till March.

Worcester Permain D
Universal pollinator. Early autumn commercial variety but best left on tree till red rather than green.

Yellow Ingestrie D
Distinctive yellow fruit, pleasantly aromatic.

Yorkshire Greening C
A tough tree with good cropping and an acidic fruit