Apples

(Malus domestica)

Perhaps the best known fruit for growing in the UK, and benefiting from the ideal mild, moist Atlantic conditions that beset the British Isles; the apple has been cultivated for centuries, with more than 2000 named varieties now being recorded in the National Fruit Collection. Here at RV Roger Ltd. we grow thousands of apple trees each year, of more than 240 different varieties - including a large number of hard to find, regional, or historic varieties, and including a wide range of cultivars (cultivated varieties) for different tastes and purposes: (cooking, eating raw, cider production etc).

The apple tree (Malus domestica, also known as Malus pumila) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple. It is cultivated worldwide as a fruit tree, and is the most widely grown species in the genus Malus. The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe,and although there is evidence that apples grew wild in Britain in the Neolithic period, it was the Romans who first introduced varieties with sweeter and greater taste. The earliest known mention of apples in England was by King Alfred in about 885 AD in his English translation of Gregory's Pastoral Care"".

(despatched between November 2017 and March 2018 )

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Apple - William Crump

Apple - William Crump

Malus domestica 'William Crump'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Dessert
  • Pollination Group: B
  • Pick: October
  • Use: December - February

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Apple - William Peters

Apple - William Peters

Malus domestica 'William Peters'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Dessert
  • Pollination Group: C - self sterile
  • Pick: September
  • Use: September - October

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Apple - Winston

Apple - Winston

Malus domestica 'Winston'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Dessert
  • Pollination Group: D - self fertile
  • Pick: November
  • Use: January - April

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Apple - Winter Banana

Apple - Winter Banana

Malus domestica 'Winter Banana'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Dessert
  • Pollination Group: B - self sterile
  • Pick: October
  • Use: November - March

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Apple - Winter Cockpit

Apple - Winter Cockpit

Malus domestica 'Winter Cockpit'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Culinary
  • Pollination Group: C - self sterile
  • Pick: October
  • Use: October - December

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Apple - Winter Gem

Apple - Winter Gem

Malus domestica 'Winter Gem'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Dessert
  • Pollination Group: C - self sterile
  • Pick: October
  • Use: November - January

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Apple - Wolf River

Apple - Wolf River

Malus domestica 'Wolf River'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Dual Purpose
  • Pollination Group: B
  • Pick: September
  • Use: September - October

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Apple - Worcester Pearmain

Apple - Worcester Pearmain

Malus domestica 'Worcester Pearmain'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Dessert
  • Pollination Group: B - self fertile
  • Pick: October
  • Use: September - October

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Apple - Yarlington Mill

Malus domestica 'Yarlington Mill'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Cider
  • Pollination Group: B - self sterile
  • Pick: October
  • Use: October - November

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Apple - Yellow Ingestre

Apple - Yellow Ingestre

Malus domestica 'Yellow Ingestre'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Dessert
  • Pollination Group: C - self sterile
  • Pick: September
  • Use: October - December

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Apple - Yorkshire Aromatic

Malus domestica 'Yorkshire Aromatic'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Culinary
  • Pollination Group: B - self sterile
  • Pick: September
  • Use: October - December

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Apple - Yorkshire Greening

Malus domestica 'Yorkshire Greening'

availability prices and sizes
  • Type: Culinary
  • Pollination Group: B - self sterile
  • Pick: October
  • Use: December - March

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