Recommended for it’s flavour, both dessert or cooking and one of the best for this purpose.
American Mother – Season:
American Mother should be harvested early to mid October and will store until December.
American Mother – appearance:
A handsome deep mahogany flushed apple with a shiny skin and a slight violet bloom. Usually conical in shape.
American Mother apple trees – flavour:
Distinctive, sweet, aromatic, perfumed of balsam, has also been described as having hints of pear drop and vanilla. Sweetens and mellows considerably later.
Excels as a dual purpose apple.
Cropping & Growth
Moderately vigorous and slightly spreading. Yields can be erratic but because it flowers so late is a good variety for frosty areas.
Suitable for all growing methods; bush, cordon, column, fan or espalier training, stepover, miniature tree.
American Mother - Pollination: Pollination group is ‘D’ so choose any varieties in that group to partner.
Here are some suggested varieties:
Court Pendu Plat
Tree sizes for American Mother:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.