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Catshead Apple Trees

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Misc Spur Fruiting, Triploid (Can't Pollinate)
Pollination Group Pollination Group C
Fruiting Mid Season Fruiting
Type Cooking

Malus domestica Catshead

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OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2021

£15.50

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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.

Rootstocks:
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)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


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

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