Introduced by the famous Seabrook Nursery, Essex in 1918. A cross between Peasgoods Nonsuch and Dumelows Seedling. Monarch is a very late culinary apple that is suitable for frosty areas.
Monarch Apple tree – Season:
Mid October, lasts in storage through January.
Monarch - appearance:
Large, conical with a dull red flush and stripes.
Monarch apple trees – flavour:
Sweeter than Bramleys and needs less sugar. Cooks to a beautiful creamy texture.
A culinary apple.
Cropping & Growth
Vigorous and hardy grower. Trouble free with good quality large fruits.
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 Monarch 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.