Catshead Cordon


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Catshead Cordon
An interesting cooker with a history, vigorous and hardy tree.

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Catshead cordon Apple trees

Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.

A culinary variety which dates from the 1600’s no less, and which was quite famous in the Midlands circa the 19th C. An unmistakeable variety.

Catshead cordon Apple tree – Season:

Harvest Catshead in early October, the fruits will store in good condition until January.

Catshead Apple - appearance:

Medium to large, blocky with slight protuberances on the upper side; viewed in profile it is possible to imagine the shape of a cats head. Bright green, yellowing slightly with age, onlt the occasional bronze flush.

Catshead apple treesflavour:

Cooks to a not too wet puree. Flavour is good, fruity and powerful. Very good for dumplings, pies and sauces as well as freezing.


Exclusively a culinary apple. Excels for purees, pies, dumplings and freezing.

Cropping & Growth

Moderately vigorous to vigorous, an attractive somewhat spreading tree that is largely trouble free & hardy.

Catshead - Pollination: ‘B’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Good pollinators for this variety include:

Arthur Turner

Beauty of Bath



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Carlisle Codlin

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