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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
'Merton Charm' is a dessert cultivar in pollination group 2. It has a semi-weeping habit and bears heavy crops that can be small unless thinned. The apple skin is yellowish-green becoming yellow and flushed red. Season of use is from late September to October
'Alkmene' is a dessert cultivar with an aromatic 'Cox'-like flavour. It produces good, regular crops. Season of use is from late September to late October
M. sylvestris is a small, rounded tree with ovate leaves and clusters of pink-tinged white flowers to 5cm across in late spring, followed by yellow-green, sometimes red-flushed fruits 2-3cm across
'Comtesse de Paris' is a small, rounded deciduous tree to around 5m tall with dark green, ovate to elliptic leaves. In spring and early summer, white flowers emerge from pink buds and are followed by small, bright yellow, slightly pointed fruits that persist on the tree into winter
'Scarlett' is a spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree with arching branches, to about 2.5m high and 3m wide. The foliage emerges purple, matures to glossy green then produces red and yellow tints in autumn. Fragrant, rich pink flowers appear in mid-spring followed by small, persistent, purple fruit
'Belle de Boskoop' is a culinary or dessert cultivar in pollination group 3, triploid. A very vigorous tree that is suitable for northerly, colder, higher rainfall areas, it produces good, regular crops. Skin greenish-yellow and flushed red and orange; russeted. Needs little or no extra sugar when cooked; keeps well and mellows to a brisk eating apple. Season of use is from October to April
'Edward VII' is a culinary cultivar in pollination group 6. Suitable for northerly, colder, higher rainfall areas. Good, regular crops of large, regular, exhibition fruit are bright green becoming yellow; cooks to a well-flavoured purée, not as acidic as 'Bramley's Seedling'. Deep pink blossom; flowers very late so escapes frosts; needs late-flowering pollinator. Season of use from December to April
'Snowcloud' is a small, upright, deciduous tree to about 7m, with dark green foliage opening with bronzy tints in spring and turning bronzy-yellow in autumn. The long-lasting, scented, semi-double flowers open white from pink buds in late spring and early summer, followed by sparse, small, yellow fruit
'Suntan' is a dessert cultivar in pollination group 5 and a triploid. Good regular crops of apples are produced; greenish-yellow flushed orange red. Intensely flavoured and aromatic, but can be over-sharp; needs keeping to December to mellow. Late-flowering with a season of use from November or December through to February
'Profusion' is a spreading deciduous tree with purple young leaves, later bronze-green, and reddish-purple flowers followed by deep purple fruits in autumn
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