Tydeman's Late Orange apple trees

Tydemans Late Orange
  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4

Tydeman's Late Orange is a classic English Cox-style apple, with the attractive orange flush which is so typical of this type of apple. It has the Cox-style aromatic flavor, simultaneously tangy and sweet.

As the name suggests, it is a late-season variety, ripening in the middle of October. It can be kept until Christmas in a fridge or cold garage. Unlike Cox, it is not at its best when eaten straight from the tree, and is actually better if stored for a few weeks.

Tydeman's Late Orange apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Tydeman's Late Orange apple trees bare-root
G.11 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

Tydeman's Late Orange is reliable and easy to grow, and makes an excellent alternative to Cox's Orange Pippin. Disease resistance is particularly good for a Cox-style apple.

Thin the fruitlets in early June to ensure better fruit size.

Historical details

Developed by H.M. Tydeman at the famous East Malling Research Station in Kent, England, in the 1930s. It is derived from Laxton's Superb pollinated by Cox's Orange Pippin.

Tydeman's Late Orange characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh Juice
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style (apples): Aromatic
  • Discoloring: Oxidising
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
  • Vitamin C content: Medium

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Mildew: Some resistance
  • Scab: Some resistance
  • Bitter pit: Very resistant

Climate

  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
  • Frost resistance of blossom: Good resistance

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush