Bakers Delicious has it’s origins in Wales and was introduced first in 1934. Although not a well known variety is retains a loyal following amongst apple enthusiasts. One of the best flavoured earlies.
Bakers Delicious – Season:
Early; harvest Bakers Delicious from late August or early September depending on the season, the fruits can be then be used throughout September.
Bakers Delicious – appearance:
A very decorous apple of medium sized, vividly flushed deep orange-red over gleaming gold.
Bakers Delicious apple trees – flavour:
Powerful, an excellent balance of sweetness and acidity.
Primarily used for dessert but may also be cooked with early in the season.
Cropping & Growth
This is a tree of medium vigour and one which can crop very heavily. Generally suited to most areas.
Bakers Delicious - Pollination: Pollination group is ‘B’ so choose any varieties in that group to partner.
Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Bakers Delicious:
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.