Apple Tree - Hawthornden
Origin: Edinburgh, 1780
Apple Taste: Makes lovely creamy puree
Flowering Group : 2
Size : Maiden
Harvest : September
Vigour : Medium
I hadn't heard of the seventeenth century Scottish poet William Drummond (mea culpa), but the Hawthornden apple was named after his birthplace. Hawthornden is an attractive spreading hardy tree. It's a lovely old cooking apple, with a delicate pink flushed fruit. Unfortunately this was its downfall; widely planted in the early nineteenth century, as fruit was transported greater distances Hawthornden's easily bruised skin made it less popular.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Hawthornden apple trees to Common Ground
See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.
We supply apple trees on the most vigorous rootstocks available. They were created specifically for use in the UK and produce healthy, heavy cropping trees for our weather conditions. M106 produces a good garden sized apple tree, between 3 and 4 metres tall. Grown as a free standing tree it won't need staking, although initially best to use a cane to support your new plant. M25 rootstock will produce the 4m plus standard trees of a traditional orchard, where they would be planted between 6 and 8 metres apart. Please refer to our size guide for details.
Like all our apple trees, we offer Hawthornden bare root. At the height of the lifting season there may be up to a month?s delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed prior to dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.