Frederick Apple Trees

General Info Pollinator, Spur Fruiting
Pollination Group Pollination Group D
Fruiting Mid Season Fruiting
Type Cider / Perry, Cooking

Malus domestica Frederick

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Frederick Apple Trees - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee

The Frederick apple tree produces a mid season cooking & cider apple.

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Characteristics of Frederick Trees:

  • Use: Cooking. Cider. Vintage quality: full sharp.
  • Spur Bearer: suitable for cordons & espaliers, trained on wires.
  • Tree's growth habit: Average vigour.
  • Harvest: Mid October
  • Store & ripen in a cool, dry place: Cider apples should be pressed for their juice as quickly as possible. Apples used for cooking will store for 1 month.

General description of Frederick:

Like several great older varieties, this variety tends to be a bit slow to start cropping and it has a biennial tendency. The fruit are best used as "full sharp" cider apple and will make a great quality brew all by themselves. They also cook well and make superb apple jelly, although they don't store for long. If you don't want to make cider, these apples juice beautifully and make a delicious, non-astringent soft drink.
These apples are of vintage quality, but the tree has a slight biennial habit that can become worse if it is not managed. This means that you could get a poor crop every other year, so we recommend having another cider apple tree if you want to guarantee a good yield.

All of our Frederick trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks.

Pollination Partners for Frederick:
Your trees are self sterile and their flowers must be pollinated to make fruit.
Frederick is in pollination Group D.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups C, D and E.

See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.

History & Parentage:
This tree was found growing in the Forest of Dean, Monmouthshire, during the 1800's.

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: Frederick 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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*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
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