Ashridge Nurseries is working as normal and the despatching of bareroot plants is underway. 

You can see Current Delivery Information Here. We are now taking orders for delivery in January 2021.

Catshead Apple Trees

  • Free Delivery
Free Returns
5 Years Guarantee For signed up members
Misc Spur Fruiting, Triploid (Can't Pollinate)
Pollination Group Pollination Group C
Fruiting Mid Season Fruiting
Type Cooking

Malus domestica Catshead

See full product description Bareroot Plant

  Buy 3 or more bareroot plants and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910-2425+
Maiden. Bareroot Stock = 6 £18.95Stock = 6 £17.95Stock = 6 £16.95Stock = 6 £15.95
  Prices include VAT

Please select the quantity of Bareroot plants you would like


Apple Trees - Catshead needs...
  • Bio-degradable Hemp Mulch Mat

    Bio-degradable Hemp Mulch Mats

    From £3.48

  • Buckle and Strap Tree Tie

    Buckle and Strap Ties

    From £2.28

  • Treated Tree Stakes

    Stakes - Tree Planting

    From £5.76

  • Tree Planting pack - mulch mat, pegs, stake and tie

    Tree Planting Pack

    From £10.19

Frequently bought together...
  • Apple Trees - Bloody Ploughman

    From £18.95

    Malus domestica Bloody Ploughman Eating: Mild sweetness. Crisp & juicy. Spur bearer (Good for co
  • Apple Trees - Katy / Katja

    From £18.95

    Eating: Sweet Sharp and extra juicy Spur bearer Self sterile. Pollinator Pollination Group D. Harves
  • Apple Trees - Red Windsor

    From £18.95

    Eating: Sweet tasting Spur bearer Self fertile Pollinator Pollination Group C. Harvesting:

Customers also viewed...
  • Ripe Bloody Ploughman Apples

    Apple Trees - Bloody Ploughman

    From £18.95

  • Katy Eating Apples

    Apple Trees - Katy / Katja

    From £18.95

  • Red Windsor Apples on the tree

    Apple Trees - Red Windsor

    From £18.95

Catshead Apple Trees

Catshead apple trees produce mid season cooking apples that store well.

Browse our full range of apple trees or see the full variety of fruit trees for sale.

Characteristics of Catshead Trees:

  • Cooking. Bakes to a fairly firm puree with a nice sharp flavour.
  • Spur Bearer: suitable for cordons & espaliers, trained on wires.
  • Tree's growth habit: Average vigour. Spreading form.
  • Harvest: Early October.
  • Store & ripen in a cool, dry place: Until January

General description of Catshead:

Also known as Pig's Snout, the catshead is a big cooking apple with thick skin that gives it a long shelf-life. The flavour is tangy-sharp like a Bramley, but the flesh is drier than a Bramley and has a slightly firmer texture after baking. The tree likes to spread out and crops reliably.

All of our Catshead trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks.

Pollination Partners for Catshead:
Your trees are self sterile triploids: their flowers must be pollinated to make any fruit and they cannot pollinate other trees.
Catshead is in pollination Group C.
This means that they can be pollinated by 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.

Catshead Disease notes:
Disease resistance: Scab

History & Parentage:
This ancient heritage variety has been recorded since the 1600's and was one of the first apple tree to be imported to America by the colonists.

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: Catshead 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.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT

Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

Hi, just a note to let you know that we do use cookies to help us determine what our customers really want and therefore to give them the great service that they deserve. We also use cookies to enable you to buy products from us online in a convenient and secure manner.

Thank you, The Ashridge Nurseries Team.

Back to top