This Katy apple tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting.
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 minaitura 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 trees – flavour:
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:
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