Beauty of Bath is one of the earliest ripening Apples of all; it was raised in Somerset in 1864.
Beauty of Bath Apple tree – Season:
Very early. Harvest and enjoy straight from the tree, from late July. Does not last long in good condition so enjoy at once.
Beauty of Bath Apple - appearance:
Small to medium sized, mostly covered in a skin of deep red.
Beauty of Bath apple trees – flavour:
Sprightly, refreshing and juicy, becoming more bland with age.
A dessert apple to enjoy straight from the tree. Although it does not keep at all, Beauty of Bath is well worth considering as the early fruits are well worth having.
Cropping & Growth
Reasonably vigorous but easily contained and easy to grow. Heavy cropping.
Beauty of Bath- Pollination: Pollination group is ‘A’ so choose any varieties in that or adjacent ‘B’group to partner. Here are some suggested vfarieties:
Tree sizes for Beauty of Bath:
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.