Broadholme Beauty Apple Trees
Broadholme Beauty Apples - Ideal for Diabetics
Broadholme Beauty Apple Trees have a lot going for them. They were bred in the village of Broadholme by the wonderfully named Henry Lovely in about 1995 when he was 90 and had been blind for 40 years. Broadholme Beauty apples are remarkably high in pectin which make them excellent for diabetics. Actually they are just good to eat as they are sweet and juicy straight off the tree. Interestingly this is also a dual purpose apple in that it is a cracking cooker and because of its sweetness it can be prepared without adding sugar. It holds its shape nicely and so Broadholme Beauty is a particularly good baking apple. The apples are green and flush orange-red when ripe. They keep fairly well and most unusually for an apple with storage potential they have a remarkably thin, almost translucent skin.
Characteristics of Malus domestica Broadholme Beauty:
- Fruit: Eating and cooking. Orange-red flush. Naturally sweet flavour.
- Pollination: Group B
- Harvesting: Late season, September - December. Stores well.
- Characteristics: Hardy, white blossom, upright habit
- Suitable for: Training, freestanding
Great for your garden:
Like all apples, Malus domestica Broadholme Beauty is happiest planted in a sunny open spot, away from frost pockets with other apples planted nearby that will aid pollination. For suitable partners you can browse our full range of apple trees here.
Because of its uses as a cooking apple as well as an eater, Broadholme Beauty would be a sensible member of any mixed orchard especially as it is a well behaved, disease resistant tree. The tree is quite upright and so will work well in a smaller garden. As with all apples, their lovely blossom is very attractive to bees and looks fantastic in spring.
Look out for: Apple trees can be susceptible to canker; as a preventative measure add a dressing of lime on planting and try to prune only in dry weather.
How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 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: Broadholme Beauty trees are spur bearers, so are suitable for cordons & 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.