Melrose Castle, Scotland, 1831 but may be older still. A very good early cooker with an outstanding flavour.
White Melrose apple tree – Season:
For use mid September to mid-late October.
White Melrose – appearance:
Medium sized pale milky yellow.
White Melrose apple trees – flavour:
Intense, sweet-sharp, keeps some shape when cooked.
This culinary apple is very versatile, useful for pies, baking and tarts etc. Freezes well.
Cropping & Growth
Medium vigour, slightly spreading and heavy cropping. Hardy.
White Melrose Apple Trees - Pollination: Pollination group ‘B’ partner with any varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for White Melrose 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.