George Cave apple trees


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George Cave apple trees
A classic old early variety, raised 1945. Suits all growing systems, one of the best flavoured of the earlies, use August-September.

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1945 raised, this famous variety is considered one of the best-tasting earlies.

George Cave Apple tree – Season:

Early-mid August.

George Cave Apple - appearance:

Small to medium sized conical greenish yellow fruits, heavily striped carmine red.

George Cave apple trees – flavour:

Refreshing, slightly sharp but a good balance of sugars and acidity, not as cloyingly sweet as some earlies can be.


An early dessert, could be cooked with before fully ripe if desired.

Cropping & Growth

Medium grower, often yields well, fruit can crack in rainy years.

George Cave apple trees - Pollination: ‘B’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Some good varieties to go with Geotge cave are listed as follows:



Beauty of Bath


Cox's Orange Pippin



Exeter X

Tree sizes for George Cave apple trees for sale:

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.


out of 19 ratings



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