Remains well known in Norfolk, where it was raised, this very long lived tree is a cooking variety that was once widely valued. Sometimes known simply as ‘Harvey’ and also noted for it’s attractive blossom.
Doctor Harvey Apple tree – Season:
Harvest mid late September, for use until November.
Dr Harvey Apple - appearance:
A large, conical greenish gold apple with a pinkish bronze flush on the sunny side.
Dr Harvey apple trees – flavour:
Cooks down to a puree with a very good mildly acidic flavour.
Exclusively a culinary apple. Excels for baking and sauces.
Cropping & Growth
Hardy and a tree of medium vigour, good cropping capabilities. Attractive large pink blossom.
Dr Harvey - Pollination: ‘C’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Here are some good suggested varieties:
Court Pendu Plat
Tree sizes for Dr Harvey apple trees:
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.