Varieties

Below is a list of all the apple varieties we grow. You’ll find some well-known, and some more unusual varieties.

Many are available on either M26 or MM106 / 116 semi-dwarfing rootstocks, mostly eaters on very dwarfing M27 and mostly cookers on the large growing M25 trees. Find out more about Rootstocks.

To check our current stocklist of trees, please see the Availability section on our Fruit Trees page.

Apple Trees

Eaters/Dessert Apples are in BOLD
* refers to traditional Scottish varieties

Annie Elizabeth A hardy and tough sweet big cooker ready in mid-October.
Arbroath Oslin * I first came across this small yellow early apple piled up in a wheelbarrow in September in a Perthshire orchard….and what a heavenly aroma! A lovely tree, it sometimes has aerial roots…eh? Best on mm106.
Arthur Turner A pretty flower and a good vigorous early cooker, especially for exposed situations where others would fail.
Ashmead’s Kernel Reliable russet eater in the warm borders, but a few seen doing well locally also.
Bloody Ploughman * The seedling that grew out of the bones of the ploughman shot scrumping apples at Megginch Castle, Perthshire. Can your collection be complete without one?
Beauty of Moray * Cooks to a strongly flavoured cream puree….one for the freezer and winter puddings. Nice light green early apple.
Belle De Boskoop Very impressed with this very productive dual-purpose russet in my garden!( shush!, don’t tell! )
Bramley’s Seedling Aye, the most popular cooker perhaps, and often scab free, but very vigorous for small gardens. Best on dwarf stocks.
Bountiful A big yellow cooker sweetening with age. Late September.
Cambusnethan Pippin * This is a nice looking red striped dual apple, I find it crisp, quite sweet, and scab free. Fae Clyde Valley.
Catshead A parent of Lord Derby and great big reliable cooker it is too! We have some on M25.
Chivers Delight An good east coast eating apple. Recommended by Willie Duncan in his Fife Orchard. Tastes & looks like a cox x worcester, bright flush, late October. Stores well.
Clydeside * A local cooker, ready late September. Who knows how long this has been grown in the Clyde Valley before your modern Bramleys etc?
Coul Blush * A soft fleshed golden apple, cooks to a lemon froth according to Joan Morgan. A Ross-shire apple….that’s very far north! An eater too?
Crimson Newton Wonder There are many examples of big old Newton’s in Scotland: it is a lovely cooker & an eater in a good summer.
Cutler Grieve * Complete the duo….this is the rare sister to Scotland’s prime Edinburgh variety, James Grieve. Joan Morgan says cherry red, a hint of a strawberry flavour….mmm?
Devonshire Quarrenden Small red flat apple, crisp and juicy.
Discovery When the Discovery’s ripen in early autumn you can spot then in gardens from a distance. They are a lovely large soft red eater and very reliable here. Scab free.
Early Julyan (Tam Montgomery) * A Clydeside apple (reputedly). Very early yellow fruit, the first dual purpose fruit at my local Elcho Castle Orchard. I have seen these go to waste on the floor as no-one was aware they were ripe!
East Lothian Pippin * Makes a great apple sauce. A light green apple. Early ripening and very productive. I munch them.
Edward Vll A very hardy late flowering cooker for frosty areas.
Ellison’s Orange A pretty eater that turns up on apple days in numbers: it has been supplying Scotland with good eating apples for a while. Tastes increasingly of aniseed…so best picked early.
Emneth Early A good very tough early scab free fruit for the West coast.
Exeter Cross An early eater from a Worcester + Beauty of Bath cross.  Similar to Discovery.
 Fiesta Very impressed with this Cox type eater  at Newburgh.
Galloway Pippin * A clean late cooker, can be sweet enough to eat.
George Cave Very valuable early sweet eater, ripening deep red in mid-August.
Golden Monday * This is a local Clyde Valley variety possibly of use to cider makers?
Grenadier A good Victorian cooker appearing frequently in our local orchards and prized in Europe also. A reliable and prolific ‘second early’ cooker for the west coast and wet areas. Well only second if you have an even earlier one!
Hawthornden * An old variety in Scotland, it’s a very productive early cooker or best even or sliced with cheese. Yum. Best on a vigorous stock.
Hood’s Supreme * An teardrop shaped  handsome sweet early eater. An Angus apple.
Howgate Wonder A big cooker to impress your neighbours with! Well – known in Scotland.
James Grieve *   Very productive eater, one of the first to flower, it is an early soft sweet apple. It is difficult to keep, though I have kept a tray full until xmas last year. It will never be a supermarket apple, but has been hybridised with many other varieties.
Juneating A July eater. Yes the first of the season! Small round yellow apple.
Jupiter A heavy cropping triploid Cox type, late Oct. Well impressed with this strong tree.
Kidd’s Orange Red A New Zealand apple with a very nice Cox like flavour
Katy How can a Worcester/ James Grieve cross not do well in Scotland! It forms a bright red small to medium crisp eating apples. The deep colour of one, with the softness of the other. Reliable productive and scab free red fruit!
Keswick Codlin A lovely codlin, makes good cider too. Distinctive leaves. Very reliable and hardy early light yellow cooker in Scotland.
King Of The Pippins Beautiful late juicy crisp golden eater from a vigorous cordon in my garden.
Lady of the Lake* Crisp eater ready October. Never before available in Scotland! From the Carse of Gowrie.
Lady of the Wemyss * An irregulary shaped large late flushed cooker from Fife.
Lass O’ Gowrie * Our local girl. Early, soft as in many of our local fruit. Distinct small fruit.
Laxton’s Fortune Well-known, tough and tasty eater, productive in my garden. Late Sept. Good for the west.
Lemon Queen* A sweet unusually coloured apple, with a mix of yellows, browns and greens. Ready September. An eater from the Clyde Valley.
Lady Lambourne A tough scab free, well coloured mid season eater
Lord Derby A hardy late cooker, many good old trees in Scotland. One of the best cookers.
Lord Rosebery * A local apple named after a prime minister by David Storrie at his nursery around the turn of the last century at Glencarse, Perthshire. Attractive, small red sweet early eating apple.
Maggie Sinclair Dual purpose large apple, cooks to golden froth, sweet.
Megginch Favourite Actually Golden Reinette, a lovely large round mid season golden apple.
Monarch A distinctive Essex cooker, my young tree producing a bucket load of large late cookers in its second year.
 Noris  A deep red Macintosh type tough apple from Russia.
 Port Allen Russet * A medium to large yellow and russetted fruit. I have become very fond of this nice productive eating apple over the years.
Quinte A very nice early eater from Canada, much grown in Norway.
Red Charles Ross A distinctive heavy apple appearing at many apple days. Large, crisp, juicy, dual purpose cox flavoured apple. Have acquired a red form.
Red Astrachan This may be good for  US apple pies, but in late August it is a very nice and flavoursome eater! It’s very hardy too!
Red Devil For your pink juice try this eater. Discovery cross so good.
Red Falstaff James Grieve influence makes this a good stripy apple.
Red James Grieve Redder form of James Grieve.
Reinette Gris I acquired a tree from Belgium and its proving to be a fab russet in my garden!
Ribston Pippin A highly esteemed Victorian apple, Oct, sweet very tasty. Scab free for the west coast. A late ripener and keeper.
St Edmund’s Pippin A nice clean late russet.
Scotch Bridget * This cooker / sharp eater has a very distinctive oblong lopsided shape and a brown-red flush. Has been grown a long time here and in Northern England. Very productive tree in my orchard.
Scots Dumpling * Our little spindlebush produces lots of early fruit.
Seaton House * A large, sharp round cooking apple from Angus.
Siddington Russet* A good russety form of Galloway Pippin.
Stirling Castle* Cooker. It was once used to pollinate Cox’s and to nurse Bramley orchards. Raised at Causewayhead, Stirling… I have failed to find any trees near there now unfortunately. A lovely uniformly round and green to yellow cooker with a brownish flush. Was grown commercially for a while.
Stobo Castle * This is a large lobed soft Scottish cooking apple, cooks to a sharp creamy froth. Mid-season.
Saturn Bright shiny leaves and pointy and tasty red flushed fruits
Sunset Our best Cox type for Scotland. Can produce small apples, and ‘juicy, intense and rich’. Yum. My maiden tree has fruit forming in its first year! Pretty in flower.
Thomas Jeffrey* A pretty red eater, sharp and firm! For cider. From Edinburgh.
Thorle Pippin* Round flat and colourfully striped juicy but sharp early eater. Early flowerer.
Tower of Glamis * Our local green conical cooker, and one which the head gardener at Glamis Castle thoroughly recommends! Our wee tree always has very big fruits .
Tydeman’s Early Worcester Does well in Scotland in many gardens. It’s a Worcester / McIntosh hybrid, so a tough skin but delicious crisp juicy flesh…..with a hint of strawberry according to Joan Morgan.
White Melrose * Smooth shiny green to yellow dual purpose apple – I happily munched one at Elcho Castle last year and was surprised to see the label. Prolific and reliable.
White Paradise * Well we aren’t 100% sure where this originated, but a nice green dual / eater.
Winter Gem A cox-type late eater and keeper for the warmer gardens I advise.
Winter Pearmain Nice big old cooking apple with a pink flushed apple.
Worcester Pearmain I have a very productive tree in my garden, it is crisp and sweet. Highly recommended for Scottish conditions. It is a tip bearer, but don’t let that worry you! Late flowering.
Wheeler’s Russet A very nice russet eater much seen in the Clyde Valley.

Scandinavian Varieties

Over the years we have been propagating a number of hardy reliable Scandinavian grown varieties which we feel would do very well here. Including the following: Akero, Noris, Julyred, Red Astrachan, PJ Bergius, and Quinte.

Cider Varieties

We occasionally bench graft a number of selected Cider Varieties including Morgan Sweet, Kingston Black, Le Bret, Dunkerton’s Late, Porter’s Perfection, Harry Master’s Jersey, Somerset Red, and Slack-ma-girdle and our very own Thomas Jeffrey!

Plums

We generally have Victoria and Opal plums on St Julien and dwarfing VVA stocks.  Plus some Damsons and a few Gages. Please ask for more information.

Pears and Quinces

We will have our usual selection of bare root hardy pears for Scotland. Including Beth, Conference and a number of Scottish varieties such as Christie, Willowgate, Maggie, Hessle, Grey Benvie, Longueville, Craig’s Favourite and Fair Maid Of Perth. Plus a selection of other fruits including Quinces, Cherry Merton Glory, Nuts, Saskatoons and Medlars.