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Edward VII apple

Edward VII is a fairly typical English cooking apple, although it was developed in the early 20th century, making it more recent than most traditional English cookers.

Edward VII has remained popular because it is an excellent apple tree for the garden.  It is notably hardy and problem free, and has natural resistance to most of the mainstream apple diseases and problems.  It flowers quite late in the spring, which can make pollination a challenge, but on the other hand this means it is rarely caught out by late spring frosts.   As a bonus, the blossom is attractive too.

The parentage is not known for sure but is probably Golden Noble and Blenheim Orange.  Visually Edward VII resembles Golden Noble most closely.

Edward VII identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 15 Aug 2018  Margaret Fowler,  BANFFSHIRE, United Kingdom
    I have a forty year old tree which gives a good yield almost every year and it is loaded this year. In spite of our efforts it has fallen over to one side but this makes it very easy to pick. I think it better than Bramley, the only one I know as good or better is Catshead. Being a late flowered is useful in the north but in a poor season the apples are not very large. This year they are huge!

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • April  2017  - tree owned by Anita in Lewes, United Kingdom

2010 season

  • 16th May  2010  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 16th May  2010  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 10th May  2010  - tree owned by Stuart in Newbury, United Kingdom

2009 season

  • 8th May  2009  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 3rd May  2009  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Harvest records for this variety

2017 season

  • 2nd week September  2017  - tree owned by Anita in Lewes, United Kingdom

2016 season

  • September  2016  - tree owned by Elaine in Mold, United Kingdom

2009 season

  • October  2009  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week September  2009  - tree owned by Paul in West Bridgford, United Kingdom


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Possibly Golden Noble x Blenheim Orange
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1908
  • Developed by: Barbourne Nurseries
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1104
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1921-015


  • Fruit colour: Green
  • Bultitude apple group: 1. Green, smooth, no russet, acidic, culinary


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Puree
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Vitamin C content: Low


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 6
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Attractive features: Attractive blossom
  • General disease resistance: Good
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949


  • Blossom frost-resistance: Good resistance

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS AGM
  • Awards: RHS Award of Merit

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


  • Scab  - Very resistant
  • Brown rot  Monilinia fructigena  - Some resistance

Where to buy trees

The following fruit tree nurseries offer Edward VII apple trees for sale:

  • Keepers Nursery
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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
  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon

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