Beauty of Bath apple tree
Malus domestica 'Beauty of Bath'
- Picking season: Very early
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
- Pollination group: 3
One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.
Beauty of Bath apple trees for sale
Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree
Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
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Beauty of Bath is a very attractive early-season English apple. It ripens at the start of August in southern England.
The flesh has a good flavor for such an early variety. As with all early-season apples, the timing of picking has quite an influence on the flavor, which can go from a mildly sharp to sweeter as it ripens.
Beauty of Bath apples tend to fall from the tree as soon as they are ripe. They are best picked and eaten on the same day. If you have a surplus then try juicing them, the juice will have an attractive pink tinge.
How to grow
Beauty of Bath is easy to grow. It makes a good choice for cool wetter maritime climates because it is very resistant to scab, a major disease of apples which is more prevalent in mild damp conditions.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Beauty of Bath originates from Bath, in southern England. It was introduced in the 1860s and was for a time an important early-season commercial variety, although in the UK it is now mainly grown in backyard orchards.
Beauty of Bath characteristics
- Gardening skillAverage
- Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
- Pollination group3
- Pollinating othersAverage
- Bearing regularityRegular
- Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
- WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
- Picking seasonVery early
- UsesEating fresh
- Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
- Flavor style (apples)Sharper
- General resistanceGood
- CankerSome resistance
- ScabVery resistant
- MildewSome resistance
- Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
- Country of originUnited Kingdom
- Period of origin1850 - 1899
- Fruit colorRed