George Cave fan espalier


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George Cave fan espalier
An early variety, raised 1945 with an excellent flavour and good colour. August-September use.

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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 George Cave is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons.

George Cave was 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. Here are some suggested varieties:

Cox's Orange Pippin

Beauty of Bath







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