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Bountiful apple

Last updated 18 Apr 2013.

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Current rating: 3.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 2

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19 Jul 2016 
Definitely good eater if left late season (mid October) but really of no distinct character so we use for apple juice base (75/25 Bountiful /Cox type).. Fantastic cropper... maybe 500 + last year but despite shaking many off for the first year it's having a rest... none for 2016 which us fine by us. Will give this handsome tree a feed this winter... up to now have just buried the odd dead rat under it ;)

20 Sep 2011 
2011. Small crop of around 40 apples, mostly with bitter pip. The tree appears to be becoming biennial. Also there have been quite a few flowers on the tree in mid September.

10 Apr 2010 
A reliable, regular, heavy cropper. Seems to spread out the opening of blossoms for a slightly longer flowering period than most apples, which probably improves the chance of pollination and probably reduces the amount of blossom open at any given time, which may reduce the damage from a late frost. Not much trouble with pests or diseases, apart from some Capsid bug attacks. Fortunately, the capsid bug nibblings on the fruit are only on the skin and usually heal, so the fruits develop fairly normally although may be russeted and bumpy in places, where the capsid damage has healed-over. Unfortunately, being a dual-purpose fruit, it is only average for flavour; a bit too acid for an ideal eater and a bit too mild for an ideal cooker. But all-in-all, a very useful variety.

30 Aug 2009 
Very Bountiful uniform shape good for cooking.

31 Oct 2008 
We have a 7 year old bountiful growing in our garden. This year it produced roughly 200 good sized apples, very disease free with a good shape. They are particularly nice as baked apples, cored, filled with currents, and a knob of butter and a spoon of honey and microwaved for three minutes.

14 Sep 2008 
I fully agree with your notes on this apple. I have one growing in a half-barrel on my patio.It produced 10 large apples the first year after planting,and 25 this year.Your taste notes are correct...picked in September the flesh is very firm, and certainly sweet enough to eat, and also cooks very well.

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An easy-to-grow cooking apple, retains shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker. Unusually for a cooking apple, it is quite modern - introduced by East Malling Research Station in the 1960s.

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Cox, poss Lanes Prince Albert
  • Originates from: England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1963
  • Developed by: East Malling Research
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1098
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1977-054
  • 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.


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 1 week


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • General disease resistance: Good


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

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References and further reading about this variety

  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon

Bountiful identification photos from official fruit collections

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Bountiful identification photos from website visitors

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Bountiful apple tree

Copyright: Andrew Ross

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2016 season

  • 8th May  2016  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom

2015 season

  • April  2015  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom

2014 season

  • 14th April  2014  - tree owned by Kim in , United Kingdom

2012 season

  • 30th April  2012  - tree owned by Andrew in Eastleigh, United Kingdom

2011 season

  • 10th April  2011  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom
  • 9th April  2011  - tree owned by Kim in , United Kingdom

2010 season

  • 29th April  2010  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 23rd April  2010  - tree owned by Kim in , United Kingdom

2009 season

  • 20th April  2009  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2016 season

  • 4th week August  2016  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom

2015 season

    2014 season

      2012 season

      • 3rd week September  2012  - tree owned by Andrew in Eastleigh, United Kingdom

      2011 season

      • 3rd week September  2011  - tree owned by Andrew in Eastleigh, United Kingdom

      2010 season

      • 3rd week September  2010  - tree owned by Andrew in Eastleigh, United Kingdom
      • 3rd week August  2010  - tree owned by Kim in , United Kingdom

      2009 season

      • September  2009  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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