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Alderman apple

Last updated 31 Dec 2010.

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An English (possibly Scottish) culinary apple, thought to have originated in the 1920s.

Alderman phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1920s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1218
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1923-110
  • Some historical details taken with kind permission from 'The New Book of Apples' by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards , illustrated by Elisabeth Dowle, published by Ebury Press, 2002.


  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Gold
  • Bultitude apple group: 5. Yellow, smooth, sweet or acidic


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Harvest period: Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average growth

References and further reading about this variety

  • Bultitude  
    Checked basic characteristics

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

Alderman identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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Alderman identification photos from website visitors


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United Kingdom

Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • 1st May  2014  - tree owned by Ed in Cheser, United Kingdom
  • 1st May  2014  - tree owned by Lawrence in MAYFIELD, United Kingdom

2011 season

  • 15th April  2011  - tree owned by Ed in Cheser, United Kingdom

2009 season

  • May  2009  - tree owned by Ed in Cheser, United Kingdom

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2014 season

    2011 season

      2009 season

      • September  2009  - tree owned by Ed in Cheser, United Kingdom

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