A. E. Roberts logo

Apple - Monarch

Excellent disease-resistant cooker, easy to grow, crops reliably throughout the UK and keeps well. Delicious crisp and juicy fruit that cooks to a froth, also bakes well. Very heavy cropping, partially self-fertile.

Season: October - January

Planting Distance: 3m (10ft)

Approximate Height: 2.5m (8ft) after 10 years

Instances of poor pollination are nearly always caused by bad weather at blossom time, limiting the activity of insects.

This apple tree is growing on a semi-dwarf rootstock, ideal for the average garden.

Apples need a sunny site and a neutral soil to crop well, a pH of 6.5 - 7.5 is ideal.