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 trees – flavour:
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:
Beauty of Bath