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Arthur Turner apple trees produce cooking apples from August until November. They don't store well, but because they hang tightly onto the branches, they can be picked fresh for several months.
General description of Arthur Turner:
This is a heavy cropping cooking apple tree. It makes a good sauce and it is a first rate baking apple, cooking to a soft, richly flavoured puree.
The ripe fruit have blushing pink-brown highlights over the green skin.
The flowers are especially ornamental.
The fruit hang well on the tree, so they can be picked fresh from August to November.
All of our Arthur Turner trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks, except for the cordons, which are grown on M9 rootstocks.
Pollination Partners for Arthur Turner:
Your trees are partially self fertile and their flowers must be pollinated to make good crops.
Arthur Turner is in pollination Group C.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups B, C and D.
See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.
Arthur Turner Disease notes:
Disease resistance: Scab (this tends to affect trees in warmer, damper parts of the country in the West and Wales).
History & Parentage:
Raised by Mr Charles Turner of Slough.
In 1912, when this tree was called Turner's Prolific, it won an Award of Garden Merit for its flowers.
It was renamed Arthur Turner in 1915 after a relative who died in WWI.
How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our fruit trees are delivered in 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Arthur Turner trees are spur-bearers, so they can be made into cordons and espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.
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