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Alderman apple

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

Alderman identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 01 Jan 2010  Orange Pippin,  United Kingdom
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Tree register

United Kingdom

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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Harvest records for this variety

2016 season

  • 4th week September  2016  - tree owned by Julia in Eccleshall, United Kingdom

2009 season

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


  • 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

Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.


  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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