EMRS Kent 1872. A very good modern apple for garden growing. A good yield from an easily grown tree.
Meridian Apple tree – Season:
Harvest early October, will keep into February in good condition.
Meridian - appearance:
Medijm sized and quite highly coloured with handsome raspberry red flushing.
Meridian apple trees – flavour:
Generally sweet and lightly aromatic; prefferred by many Cox eaters. Keeps well in storage with little loss of quality.
Cropping & Growth
Medium grower, can be quite angularly branched. Hardy and generally disease free.
Meridian - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Meridian 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 intermiate 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.