Lanes Prince Albert Apple Trees

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General Info RHS AGM, Pollinator, Self fertile, Spur Fruiting
Pollination Group Pollination Group D
Type Cooking

Malus domestica Lanes Prince Albert

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Malus domestica Lane's Prince Albert Apple - Cooking Apples

A cooking apple tree with a late crop, Lane's Prince Albert apples are a lovely sharp tasting fruit. The grain is fine and does not disintegrate in the oven, so these are good apples to go with your favourite cream or blended with sweeter cooking apples in more daring dishes - and the best apple for tarte tatin. The trees are in fruit from October until Christmas and are fine as dessert apples by then. This is an apple tree with good timing, producing warming and nutritional cookers throughout the coldest part of the year. Once, these apples were common cookers for sale in the local markets, but now remaining orchards mostly use them for juice: it makes excellent cider, by the way.

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Lane's Prince Albert Apple History and Parentage

Charmingly, Lane's Prince Albert takes its name from the event of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert changing their coach horses near Berkhampstead at the time the first young tree was transplanted there by Mr Squire. Of course, Mr Lane was pleased to tell his customers this story some time later when he was selling these Trees- and their winter apples. The original tree lasted for about 90 years before the house and gardens were reconstructed. The parents are recorded as Russet Nonpareil, which is very tasty although prone to produce odd-shaped fruit and Dumelow's Seedling, a good apple for making sauces and purées.

Malus domestica Apple Tree Pollination Guide for Malus domestica Lane's Prince Albert

Although this is an apple that will self-pollinate to some degree, as with all "fertile" apples, Lanes Prince Albert will yield much better if it is cross-pollinated with another variety of apple. With flowers in May, a Lane's Prince Albert will work with almost any tree that is shown as a Mid Season tree in our List of Apple Tree Pollinators. A nearby crab apple is always the simplest way of making sure that all your apple trees get a good dose of pollen, we recommend either the John Downie or the yellow fruiting Golden Hornet.

Rootstocks for Lane's Prince Albert Apples

Your Trees- are grown on MM106 rootstocks, which were first bred in England early last century and the series has become the standard for most apple trees since. MM106 is classed as 'moderately vigorous' and is noted for its drought resistant qualities you still have to water your new apple tree while its roots are getting established though! These Trees- will grow up to 4-5 metres, about 15 feet as a half standard or hold 3 metres of fruit bearing branches if they are a bush. Gardeners who want cordons, fans or espaliers will find this rootstock ideal.

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