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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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Growing

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Ploidy?

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Universal pollinator?

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Using

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Flavor style (apples)

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Cooking result

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Juice style

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Identification

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  • 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

    Bartlett pear tree
    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

    Blenheim Orange

    Blenheim Orange apple tree
    Blenheim Orange is a classic English dual-purpose apple, useful for dessert and cooking with.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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

    Golden Hornet crab apple tree
    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

    Idared apple tree
    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

    Oullins Gage plum tree
    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 cherry trees
    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 plum tree
    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