Brimstage Orchard: the Orchard Book, Ch. 4

Annie Elizabeth - B6, H5, J5

Annie Elizabeth is in pollination Group E.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups D, E and F.Spur Fruiting

Mid Season Fruiting

 

Use: Cooking. Sweet & mild flavour, keeps its shape.

Spur Bearer: suitable for cordons & training on wires.

Tree's growth habit: Strong vigour. Upright, compact form. grown on M25 stocks to make a strong standard

Harvest: Early-mid October.

Store & ripen in a cool, dry place: Until April


A big cooking apple that softens but holds its shape when you bake or stew it. The skin is tough and waxy, which lets this apple store for up to 6 months in a cool, dry, frost free place.
This is a fast growing, hardy tree and its blossom is a sumptuous, deep pink-red.

 

Pollination Partners for Annie Elizabeth:
Your trees are partially self fertile and their flowers must be pollinated to make good crops.
This tree's flowers have good frost resistance.

Disease resistance: Scab, Canker

History & Parentage:
Mr Samuel Greatorex raised this tree around 1857, possibly from the a pip of a Blenheim Orange apple. It was propagated and sold by Harrison's of Leicester about 10 years later. It was a commercially grown tree for some decades in the UK, disappearing from farms during the 20th century's decline in orchards
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B6 - Annie Elizabeth: moderately tall, well pruned and with good fruit from mid October, with some early drops in September

Plan restrict height by tackling excess vertical shoots and normal winter prune back to 5th out-facing leaf bud.

 

H5- Annie Elizabeth: medium height, well pruned and with good fruit from mid October, with some early drops in September

Plan restrict height by tackling excess vertical shoots and normal winter prune back to 5th out-facing leaf bud.

 
 

J5 - Annie Elizabeth: moderately tall, with good fruit from mid October.

Plan restrict height by tackling excess vertical shoots, thin out some crowding and crossing branches, then normal winter prune back to 5th out-facing leaf bud.