Monarch apple tree


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Monarch apple tree
Monarch is a famous old Essex cooking variety that was raised as a seedling from Peasgood Nonsuch. Has a very good flavour, needing less sugar than Bramleys, storing very late, January or beyond. Good for colder areas.

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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:

Lord Derby

Charles Ross

Chivers Delight



Carlisle Codlin

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.

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