Katy fan espalier tree


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Katy fan espalier tree
A very frost resistant second early variety with a good flavour. Ripens mid September and stores for a month or more, unusual for an early. Easy to grow and a favourite.

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

Syn Katja. Swedish raised in the 1940’s from a Worcester x James Grieve cross. A very popular garden variety that suits all area’s including the North.

Katy Apple tree – Season:

Katy can be harvested in early September and keeps well, for an early, may be used into October.

Katy - appearance:

Broadly conical with white inner flesh and a shiny deep maroon red skin colour almost obliterating the base colour.

Katy apple treesflavour:

Sweet and fruity with a slight hint of strawberries but has retained a little of the balancing acidity of James Grieve.


For dessert use and also juicing.

Cropping & Growth

Vigorous and healthy. A good cropper and frost hardy.

Katy - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully.  Here are some suggested varieties:

James Grieve



Crimson Queening

Arthur Turner

Cox's Orange Pippin

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