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Apple 'Baigent'

Malus domestica 'Baigent'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

6m

2m

Min

4m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Baigent trees blossom in Spring and the fruit will be ready to be picked mid Summer.

Apple 'Baigent' Overview

Apple trees are deciduous and require long cold winters. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock, varieties and cross pollinators. Baigent has a bright red skin. A new variety of apple originating as a limb mutation of Royal Gala. The variety was chosen for the unique combination of characteristic exhibited by the fruit. They are distinguished by particularly early red coloring throughout the tree, and have a distinctive appearance of predominantly bright red color and flecks of ground color overlain by a bold darker red stripe pattern that extends over the entire fruit.

Common problems with Apple 'Baigent'

Monitor for fruit fly and codling moth.

    How to propagate Apple 'Baigent'

    Cuttings

    Graft a desired cultivar during dormant stage(winter) unto a rootstock. Seedlings make good rootstock too!

    Seed

    Seed need about 3 months cold stratification, but seldom grow into desirable fruit. They tend to revert back to small wild fruit, therefore usually known cultivars are grafted or budded.

    Special features of Apple 'Baigent'

    Hedge plant

    Apple trees can be tree-trained or espaliered into interesting shapes including hedge screens.

    Crop rotation

    Do not plant an apple tree where apples have grown - first grow vegetables or other fruitcrops on the same soil.

    Autumn colour

    Other uses of Apple 'Baigent'

    Culinary

    culinary

    Fresh, juiced, preserved or dried, apples are a wonderful addition to any diet.

    Medicinally

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Rich in Vitamins, minerals and anti-oxydants to keep you healthy.

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