Apple Tree - Lane's Prince Albert
Origin: Hertfordshire, pre 1841
Apple Taste: Brisk
Flowering Group : 3
Rootstock: M106 or M25
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Vigour : Medium
The original Lane's Prince Albert seedling was found by local gent Thomas Squire and transplanted to celebrate Albert and Victoria calling at a local hostelry for a change of horses in Berkhampstead. It was introduced by nurseryman John Lane. Lane's Prince Albert is neat and hardy, and resistant to scab. It's a heavy cropper, apples are shiny green and slightly flushed, and will keep well. It was a very popular variety among Victorians, but since it bruises easily fell out of fashion in more commercial times.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Lane's Prince Albert 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 Lane's Prince Albert 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 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.