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RHS Award of Garden Merit varieties

Fruit tree varieties that hold (or have previously held) the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the British Royal Horticultural Society. These are varieties that are rated by the RHS as excellent for all-round garden value (in UK conditions).


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    Varieties list

    • Apple tree

      Alkmene

      Alkmene apple tree
      Alkmene is a mid-season apple from Germany, related to to Cox but with a more robust flavor.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Mid
      • Pollination group: 2
      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Apple tree

      Ashmead's Kernel

      Ashmead's Kernel apple tree
      A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavor.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Late
      • Pollination group: 4
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pear tree

      Bartlett

      A classic English pear, easy to grow, and a good flavor.
      • Pollination group: 3
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
      • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
    • Apple tree

      Belle de Boskoop

      Belle de Boskoop apple tree
      A versatile and popular dual-purpose 19th century Dutch apple, still grown commercially in Europe.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Late
      • Pollination group: 3
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
      • Awards: RHS AM
    • Apple tree

      Bramley's Seedling

      Bramley's Seedling apple tree
      Bramley is the essential English cooking and sharp cider apple, famous for its rich tangy acidity.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Late
      • Pollination group: 3
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Apple tree

      Claygate Pearmain

      Claygate Pearmain apple tree
      Claygate Pearmain is a popular English dessert apple of the Victorian era.
      • Picking season: Very late
      • Pollination group: 4
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
      • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
    • Apple tree

      Egremont Russet

      Egremont Russet apple tree
      Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Late
      • Pollination group: 2
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Apple tree

      Elstar

      Elstar apple tree
      Elstar is an attractive apple with a well-balanced honeyed flavor.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Late
      • Pollination group: 3
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Apple tree

      Golden Delicious

      Golden Delicious apple tree
      The flavor of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.
      • Picking season: Late
      • Pollination group: 4
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
      • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
    • Crab apple tree

      Golden Hornet

      Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.
      • Picking season: Very late
      • Pollination group: 5
      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
      • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
    • Apple tree

      Idared

      A popular and versatile apple, especially good for juicing, and an exceptional keeper.
      • Picking season: Late
      • Pollination group: 2
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
      • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
    • Apple tree

      Jonagold

      Jonagold apple tree
      Jonagold is a high quality American apple, with a good balanced sweet/sharp flavor.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Late
      • Pollination group: 4
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Apple tree

      Kidd's Orange Red

      Kidd's Orange Red apple tree
      Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Late
      • Pollination group: 3
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Plum tree

      Opal

      Opal plum tree
      Opal is an early European plum variety with a good flavor, self-fertile and very easy to grow.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Early
      • Gardening skill: Beginner
      • Pollination group: 3
      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Plum tree

      Oullins Gage

      The golden yellow plums of Oullins Gage have an excellent rich sweet flavor.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Mid
      • Gardening skill: Beginner
      • Pollination group: 4
      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Apple tree

      Ribston Pippin

      Ribston Pippin apple tree
      A handsome English apple from the 18th century.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Late
      • Pollination group: 3
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Apple tree

      Saint Edmund's Russet

      Saint Edmund's Russet apple tree
      Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Mid
      • Pollination group: 3
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Apple tree

      Suntan

      Suntan apple tree
      An attractive English late-season dessert apple with excellent sweet-sharp aromatic flavors.
      • Picking season: Late
      • Pollination group: 5
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
      • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
    • Cherry trees

      Sweetheart

      Sweetheart is a self-fertile sweet cherry, which ripens late in the season.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Late
      • Fruit color: Red
      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
      • Universal pollinator: Yes
    • Plum tree

      Victoria

      Victoria is a self-fertile English plum - attractive fruit, good for eating, and outstanding flavor for cooking.
      • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
      • Picking season: Mid
      • Gardening skill: Beginner
      • Pollination group: 3
      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile