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Annie Elizabeth apple trees produce mid season cooking apples that store well.
Characteristics of Annie Elizabeth Trees:
General description of Annie Elizabeth:
A big cooking apple that softens but holds its shape when you bake or stew it. The skin is tough and waxy, which lets this apple store for up to 6 months in a cool, dry, frost free place.
This is a fast growing, hardy tree and its blossom is a sumptuous, deep pink-red.
Pollination Partners for Annie Elizabeth:
Your trees are partially self fertile and their flowers must be pollinated to make good crops.
Annie Elizabeth is in pollination Group E.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups D, E and F.
This tree's flowers have good frost resistance.
See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.
Annie Elizabeth Disease notes:
Disease resistance: Scab, Canker
History & Parentage:
Mr Samuel Greatorex raised this tree around 1857, possibly from the a pip of a Blenheim Orange apple. It was propagated and sold by Harrison's of Leicester about 10 years later. It was a commercially grown tree for some decades in the UK, disappearing from farms during the 20th century's decline in orchards.
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: Annie Elizabeth 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.