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Regent apple tree

Malus domestica 'Regent'

Regent
Regent is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

Regent is a large attractive red-flushed dessert apple with a pleasant sweet flavor.

The apples ripen late - typically mid-October in northern states. They retain their flavor and texture very well in cold storage.

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  • Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock

How to grow

Regent has reasonable disease-resistance, particularly against cedar-apple-rust (CAR), but is susceptible to fireblight.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Regent is one of many varieties developed by the renowned and long-running University of Minnesota cold-hardy apple breeding program, and released in the early 1960s.

Regent was long-assumed to be a cross of Daniels Red Duchess and Delicious, but DNA-testing in 2020 confirmed that it was actually a cross of Haralson and McIntosh. The visual resemblance to Haralson is quite apparent.

Regent characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating freshCulinary
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • General resistanceAverage
  • FireblightSome susceptibility
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Cedar apple rustVery resistant
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flesh colourCream