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Malus ‘Encore ’

Cooking apple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & October
  • Height2m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourWhite pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Malus ‘Encore ’ (Cooking apple). This is a large cooking apple. Fruits are very acid when used early on, but they mellow into good baking apples in storage.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

UK

Interest and use

Grown for culinary use.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Encore is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. The tree is of moderate vigour, is a good cropper and is scab resistant. Height and spread dependent on rootstock.

Propagation

You can propagate by budding in late summer or by grafting in mid-winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, woolly aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, caterpillars, apple scab, honey fungus, apple canker, fireblight and mildew

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