Syn Emneth Early; raised near Wisbech [Emneth] on the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border. Once a popular commercial variety, this good early cooker remains worthy of garden planting with a really nice, sweet flavour.
Early Victoria Apple tree – Season:
Can be used from early August, through September, sometimes later.
Early Victoria Apple - appearance:
Entirely pale green skin, occasional yellow blush when well ripe. Round/conical.
Early Victoria apple trees – flavour:
Rises up like a souffle, producing a delightful frothy sweet puree. Hardly needs sugar. Ideal for baking and sauces.
Exclusively a culinary apple. Excels for baking and sauces.
Cropping & Growth
Moderately vigoorus, easy to grow. Very heavy cropping, fruit can need thinning to maintain size.
Early Victoria - Pollination: ‘B’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Here are some good suggested alternatives:
Beauty of Bath
Tree sizes for Early Victoria 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.