Catshead apple trees produce mid season cooking apples that store well.
Characteristics of Catshead Trees:
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.