Apple Tree - Hunthouse
Origin: Yorkshire, unknown
Apple Taste: Good baked
Flowering Group : 2
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Harvest : October
Hunthouse is a very historically significant apple variety. Named after Hunthouse in Goathland, North Yorkshire, it was reputedly grown in the Whitby area and taken to sea by Captain Cook's men as a source of vitamins to keep away scurvy. It's one of the toughest apples there is, and will tolerate almost all conditions, including very exposed sites.
We don't have a photo of the apple but here's Hunt House Farm, taken on a recent walking holiday.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Hunthouse 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, 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 Hunthouse 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.