This Lord Derby 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.
Lord Derby: This famous cooker came from Cheshire in 1862 and is believed to be a Catshead seedling.
Lord Derby miniature 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: