Catshead fan/espalier


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Catshead fan/espalier
An heirloom cooker that is wonderful for sauces, dumplings and purees.

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Catshead espalier fan Apple trees

Espalier or fan trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 180 x 180cm’s for a fan or espalier tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; this Catshead is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons

Catshead is 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 espalier fan 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.

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