One of the best garden cookers, being fertile, easy to pollinate, trouble free and prolific. Bountiful apple tree was raised by EMRS Kent in 1964 from a cross between Cox’s Orange and Lanes Prince Albert.
Bountiful – Season:
Harvest from early October; stores very well – into the Spring.
Bountiful – appearance:
Medium sized, shiny skin of clean medium green, with just the occassional brownish orange flush on the sunny side.
Bountiful apple trees – flavour:
Much sweeter than most cookers, it can be enjoyed without the addition of sugar. When cooked keeps some shape but is tender and juicy.
Bountiful is a dynamic variety, being a very good culinary apple but is sweet enough for dessert use also later on.
Cropping & Growth
A compact and freely spurring little tree that is hardy and quite disease resistant.
Bountiful - Pollination: Pollination group is ‘B’ so choose any varieties in that group to partner. Bountiful is generally easy to pollinate with many other varieties, and also a good polinator itself. Here are some suggested varieties to pollinate with 'Bountiful':
Tree sizes for Bountiful:
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.