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Rosette® apple

Named for the rosette-like pattern of the pink flesh when the apple is cut in half.

Visitor reviews

  • 30 Jul 2020  Desmond Jones,  WALES, United Kingdom
    This apple is exceptional! Aromatic, complex, and curiously red in the middle. If you don't have one in your orchard, you're missing out.
  • 01 Oct 2018  Julie Darnell,  KENT, United Kingdom
    I agree with the previous reviewer - this is extremely underrated. It’s incredibly sweet. One of the nicest apples I’ve tasted plus it looks so amazing when cut up;)
  • 07 Sep 2013  James,  FLEET, United Kingdom
    This is a fun fruit. Very juicy and tasty. I disagree with the diacritics of 'average' taste. This is one of the sweetest apples I've tasted. They are great for juicing, but also just to enjoy in their own or making in a jam or bread and I've also used them with duck! It's a lovely versatile little apple which I think needs more publicity! Go on get a tree!

Tree register

United Kingdom



Spring blossom records for this variety

2019 season

  • 1st May  2019  - tree owned by David in Liverpool, United Kingdom

2013 season

  • 1st June  2013  - tree owned by Mark in Chippenham, United Kingdom
  • 15th May  2013  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

Record your blossom dates in our Fruit Tree Register - more >>.

Harvest records for this variety

2019 season

  • 1st week August  2019  - tree owned by David in Liverpool, United Kingdom


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 2011
  • Developed by: Frank P Matthews nursery
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2005


  • Fruit colour: Red


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Flavour quality: Average
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 1 week


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Early season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Weak growing
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
  • General disease resistance: Average


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Blossom frost-resistance: Good resistance

See also:


  • Canker  - Some resistance
  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Mildew  - Some resistance
  • Brown rot  Monilinia fructigena  - Some resistance

Where to buy trees

The following tree nurseries offer Rosette apple trees for sale:

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.

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