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Maclean's Favourite apple

A high quality late-season dessert apple with a rich sweet-sharp flavour. The tree is a heavy cropper but can be disease-prone.

Maclean's Favourite identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
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Tree register

United Kingdom


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1820
  • Developed by: Dr Allan Maclean
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2566
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1950-085


  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Weak growing
  • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Poor

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  • The Fruit Manual
    Author: Hogg
    A very excellent dessert apple, abundant bearer, delicate grower.

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