Apple Tree - Coronation
Origin: Buxted Park, Sussex, 1902
Apple Taste: Sweet, light
Flowering Group : 3
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Harvest : September
Vigour : Medium
This large and attractive Sussex apple was raised by the Hon. Mrs Portman's gardener, an H C Prinsep. The Portmans lived at Buxted Park in Sussex, now a SSSI. The big house there is now a luxury hotel. Looking at the old photos the garden looked pretty grand - apparently Mr Prinsep knew he stuff as he was also an orchid enthusiast. Coronation was introduced at the time of Edward VII's - guess what - coronation. It promptly won an RHS Award of Merit; Coronation is a big handsome apple and tastes fabulous. It's a partial tip bearer, so needs pruning slightly differently to most apples - this is the only reason I can think of why it's not grown more widely today.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
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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, around 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 6m 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.
All our apple trees are 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 Coronation apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed in September ready for dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.