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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.

Regent apple trees for the northern states for sale

Our inventory is up to date, you can pre-order now for the spring 2024 planting season.

  • Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.935 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