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Dual Purpose Apple Trees

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Belle de Boskoop Apple


Apple Belle de Boskoop is a fantastic dual purpose apple; suitable with savoury salads or as an after dinner treat. A beautiful apple with rich, dark green skin, yellow and red flushes over the apple and extensive russeting.

Crawley Beauty Apple

£12.50  -  £15.50

Apple Crawley Beauty is an old favourite dual purpose apple, found in a cottage garden in Sussex around 1870. Crawley Beauty has the benefit of being a cooker early in the season which cooks to a light frothy puree and as the season moves on sweetens to make a good eater from Christmas onwards, with crisp flesh and plenty of juice.

Crispin Apple


Apple Crispin is of Japanese origin called Mutsu in 1930 and renamed in this country in 1968. Firm sweet juicy flesh with a crispness that perfectly reflects its name. Skin green turning golden yellow with more than a passing resemblance to Golden Delicious which indeed was one of its parents, but perhaps with a little more sophisticated taste.


Emperor Alexander was one of many apples grown in Russia, origins probably the Ukraine. Brought to this country around the turn of the 1800s and grown on by James Lee, a nurseryman of the time to provide an apple that would be suited to tough cold conditions. Emperor Alexander produces a dual-purpose large pale yellow skinned fruit striped and flushed red

James Grieve Apple

£15.50  -  £48.00

Once very popular James Grieve is an old variety, which produces good crops of medium sized yellow skinned all-purpose fruit with an attractive striped red flush. Tends to bruise easily so supermarkets do not stock it, which is a shame as it has an excellent flavour very intense and sharp early in the season.


In 1873 the head gardener at the Thornham Estate in Suffolk, presented the Lady Henniker apple, which won a first class certificate of merit from the RHS and became a popular garden variety.

Leeders Perfection Apple

£14.50  -  £56.00

Leeders Perfection is a dual purpose apple of medium to large size with yellow skin and broken red stripes. When cooked keeps it shape well, with a sweet spicy flavour. Moderately disease free and easy to grow.

£24.95  -  £38.00

Old, late cooking and dessert apple. Small, yellow dotted fruit with greenish-white, crisp, acid flesh. Small upright tree suitable for the garden. A good cropper. England C.1770. Pollination 4

Orleans Reinette Apple

£14.50  -  £56.00

An excellent eating apple. Full of flavour, with crisp, creamy coloured flesh.

Peasgood Nonsuch Apple

£12.50  -  £48.00

Apple Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly esteemed apple, its another of the versatile varieties that can be both cooked and enjoyed eaten fresh. It holds the reputation for being the largest of the dessert apples.

Scotch Bridget Apple

£19.75  -  £85.00

A useful dual purpose apple, as its name suggests originated in Scotland around the mid 1800's. A full flavoured crisp apple. Pollination 3


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