This famous cooker came from Cheshire in 1862 and is believed to be a Catshead seedling.
Lord Derby Apple tree – Season:
Early Octopber to December.
Lanes Prince Albert - appearance:
Large, conical with slight ribbing. Pale green becoming yellow, usually a pinkish bronze flush on the sunny side.
Lord Derby apple trees – flavour:
Tatse is variable, although always good. Early in the season, and throughout the season when grown in the North, it is quite sharp and needs some sugar. But when stored, or grown in the south it is usually sweeter. Will keep some texture when cooked and much favoured for pies.
A culinary apple.
Cropping & Growth
Vigorous and hardy grower. Productive.
Lord Derby - Pollination: ‘C’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Lord Derby 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 intermediate 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.