Types Of Apples
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Types Of Apples

VARIETIES OF APPLES

Apples are the easiest of all fruits to grow. The ideal soil is a deep, well-drained loam with plenty of vegetable matter worked into it. A heavy soil should be dug deeply to render it suitable for planting young trees. The vigour of apple trees varies considerably, and a heavy soil requires a stronger growing variety.

Young unpruned trees called maidens can be bought quite cheaply. For those who do not fully understand the early stages of pruning it is much better to pay an extra shilling or so and purchase a tree with the first branches already formed.

Types Of Apples

Strong-growing varieties are: Bramley’s Seedling, spreading ; Lord Derby, upright ; Newton Wonder, spreading ; Warner’s King, spreading ; Beauty of Bath, tends , to spread to one side ; Blenheim Orange, spreading ; Wealthy, spreading ; Ribston Pippin, spreading.

Weak and dwarf varieties are: Lane’s Prince Albert, spreading ; Stirling Castle, compact ; Rev. Wilks, spreading ; Cox’s Orange Pippin, slightly spreading ; D’Arcy Spice, slightly spreading.

RELIABLE COOKING APPLES

Where space is limited and only one tree of cooking apples can be grown this should be a Bramley’s Seedling. This variety can be picked for use before it is fully ripe, and when the fruit is ready for gathering it can be kept in store until March for use as required. The following half-dozen are the best cooking apples : Bramley’s Seedling, Early Victoria, Golden Noble, Jane’s Prince Albert, Lord Derby, Newton Wonder.

DESSERT APPLES

The following types of apples are dessert apples and are listed in order of ripening :—

Variety

Pick

Season of use

Irish Peach

Last week July

Eat from tree

Beauty of Bath

1st week August

Eat from tree

Devonshire Quarrenden

2nd week August

Eat from tree

St. Everard

4th week August

Eat from tree

Worcester Pearmain

2nd week September

September to October

King of the Pippins

2nd week September

September to October

Allington Pippin

3rd week September

October to December

James Grieve

3rd week September

September to October

Ellison’s Orange

4th week September

September to October

Charles Ross

1st week October

‘October to December

Blenheim Orange

2nd week October

November to January

Cox’s Orange Pippin

2nd week October

November to March

Barnack Beauty

2nd week October

December to March

Ribston Pippin

3rd week October

December

Fearn’s Pippin

3rd week October

December to March

Annie Elizabeth

3rd week October

December to May

D’Arcy Spice

3rd week October

March to May

Reinette de Canada

3rd week October

March to May

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