Grown in the heart of East Sussex

Sussex Cultivars

Sussex Fruit Trees is collecting the Sussex Cultivars to preserve their heritage and will release them for sale as they become available. From our orchard we can deliver around Sussex, Eastbourne, Brighton, Heathfield, Uckfield, Hailsham.

Alfriston
Available spring 2017
Cooking apple
Cooks to a puree and bakes well
Pick in October, stores well
Flower group 2

Crawley Beauty
Available as Bush £34.50, semi vigorous rootstock
Eating and cooking, cooks to a puree
Pale green with broken red stripes
Good disease resistance and flowers very late avoiding frost
Heavy cropper and tolerates chalk soil
Pick October, store until February (looses acidity with storage)
Flower group 8. (Sussex Fruit Trees only has Court Pendu Plat as a pollinator, see heritage apples)

Egremont Russet
Available as Bush £34.50, very dwarf, semi dwarf & semi vigorous rootstock
Available as Step over £35 (see shapes & forms in trees explained)
Available as Fan £55 (see shapes & forms in trees explained)
Golden with russet, crisp dry apple with a rich nutty flavour
disease and frost resistant
Pick late September, store until December, flower group 2, part self fertile

First & Last
From the Horsham area
The flesh is crisp with a slightly sweet taste
Pick October, store until April
Flower group 4

Hawkridge
Available as Bush £34.50 semi vigorous rootstock
From the Hailsham area
Sweet eating apple
Pick September, store until October
Flower group 3

Saltcote Pippin
Available as Bush £34.50, semi vigorous rootstock
From the Rye area
Becomes more sweet and aromatic as it ripens
Pick October, stores well
Flower group 3

Tinsley Quince
Available as Bush £34.50, semi vigorous rootstock
From the Crawley area
A slightly quince taste and smell
Pick early October and store until November
Flower group 2

Wadhurst Pippin
Available as Bush £34.50, semi vigorous rootsock
Cooking apple
A savoury spicy taste, quite sharp
Pick October, store until February
Flower group 3