Malus 'Lane's Prince Albert' (Lane's Prince Albert Apple Tree)
Pollination group *4* Large/ Grass-green, stripped with dull red.
Common Name: Apple Lane's Prince Albert (Culinary)
Latin Name: Malus domestica Lane's Prince Albert
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Position: Full sun
Flowering period/colour: May/ White
Fruit picking time: Early October
Fruit Size/colour: Large/ Grass-green, stripped with dull red.
Pollination group: *4*
Named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who reputedly visited Berkhampstead on the very day that Mr Squire planted his seedling in his garden, so he initially named the apple tree Victoria and Albert. However it was renamed some time later by Mr John Lane as Lane's Prince Albert, when he grew it commercially. The apples are large in size, round and conical in shape. The skin is bright green ripening to yellow, and flushed with an earthy red, and displays broken red stripes. The flesh is white with a hint of green, crisp and juicy. The flavour is acidic, and cooks well, staying rather intact.
To guarantee cross pollination plant in a sunny, open site with another tree from the same flowering group (e.g. 'Laxton's Superb').
This Apple Tree is supplied in a 10 litre container suitable for planting all year round. The total height of this tree is approximately 1.5-2.0m (5-7ft) depending on which rootstock you have chosen.
Apple 'Lane's Prince Albert' - Fruit
This apple tree is supplied in a 10 litre container. The total height from the ground is approximately 1.5-2m. (An example of one our 2 year old, bush apple trees can be seen to the left.)
As standard, all of our apple trees are sent out on rootstock M106. This is a semi-vigorous rootstock, with an eventual height and spread of approximately 3m x 3.4m.
We also grow some varieties on M26
. Please email us with any special requests.
All of our trees and shrubs are grown in the UK to the highest standard. Every order comes complete with planting instructions and a guide to looking after your purchase.
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For an even larger selection of trees come back in the Autumn/Winter when all of our trees are available bare root and root balled.
Malus 'Ellison's Orange' (Ellison's Orange Apple Tree)
Pollination group *4* Medium sized apples/ Greenish-yellow, flushed and stripped with red.
Malus 'Laxton's Superb' (Laxton's Superb Apple Tree)
Pollination group *4* Medium-large apples/ Greenish yellow, flushed with dark red.
Malus 'Braeburn' (Braeburn Apple Tree)
Pollination group *4* Large apples/ Yellowish green and is shaded by a broad red-stripes.
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Key / Size Guide
B/R (Bare Root) - The traditional way to buy
deciduous trees and shrubs. Perfect for planting between November and March.
R/B (Root Ball) - The traditional way to buy evergreen trees
and shrubs. The plants are kept in their own soil, making them ideal to transplant
between November and March.
C/G (Container Grown) - A very convenient way to buy trees
and shrubs, already rooted in their pots, they can be planted all year round. Sizes given in litres.
H/S (Half standard) - Half standard trees are 2-3 years old and
have a clear stem of 1.25-1.5m with a bushy head of branches. The total height from the ground is
usually 1.8-2.4m (6-8ft).
B (Bush) - Bush trees are 2-3 years old and have a clear
stem of 0.8-1m with a bushy head of branches. The total height from the ground is
usually 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft).
Maiden (Feathered tree) - A good, well-defined
prominent leader running straight up through the young tree. Perfect for training
into a half standard, standard or fan-trained tree. Sizes given in cm's.
Multi-stemmed - A tree with two or more main stems