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Apples have been grown in the UK for for well over a thousand years and the blossom and harvest times have always been key dates for growers. There is now a huge amount of information about when particular varieties blossom and fruit which can help the gardener.

Any average dates given below are just that, they are not absolute dates because weather conditions vary throughout the UK and also change from year to year. But armed with the information below you can make a good guess as to when you need to start testing your apples for ripeness.

One other helpful piece of information is to remember that blossom and harvest dates are relative to each other. This means that if blossom is delayed / advanced then the same will normally be true of the harvest time. Also if one variety of apple is delayed / advanced for harvest / blossom then generally all other varieties will be affected by a similar time frame.

The dates below will give you blossom and harvest dates for the average in the UK, but for a more accurate prediction set your home town (click here to do this). The dates will then be adjusted to be more accurate for where you live in the UK. Doing this will also customise all dates throughout this entire website for your area of the UK and the setting will last for six months or more.

ADAM'S PEARMAIN


The average main flowering time for Adams Pearmain in the UK is the first week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the second week of October.

ANNIE ELIZABETH


The average main flowering time for Annie Elizabeth in the UK is the last week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the last week of October.

ASHMEAD'S KERNEL


The average main flowering time for Ashmeads Kernel in the UK is the second / third weeks of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the second week of October.

BLENHEIM ORANGE


The average main flowering time for Blenheim Orange in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the first week of October.

BRAEBURN


The average main flowering time for Braeburn in the UK is the third week of May. Fruit is unlikely to ripen in this area of the UK.

BRAMLEY'S SEEDLING


The average main flowering time for Bramleys Seedling in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the first week of October.

CHARLES ROSS


The average main flowering time for Charles Ross in the UK is the first week of May. Fruit will be ready for picking in mid September.

CLAYGATE PEARMAIN


The average main flowering time for Claygate Pearmain in the UK is the third week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the first week of November.

COURT OF WICK


The average main flowering time for Court of Wick in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the third week of September.

COX'S ORANGE PIPPIN


The average main flowering time for Coxs Orange Pippin in the UK is the third week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the first to second weeks of October.

DISCOVERY


The average main flowering time for Discovery in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the last week of August.

EGREMONT RUSSET


The average main flowering time for Egremont Russet in the UK is the last week of April to the first week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the third week of September.

ELLISON'S ORANGE


The average main flowering time for Ellisons Orange in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the last week of September.

EPICURE


The average main flowering time for Epicure in the UK is the first to second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the last week of August.

FALSTAFF


The average main flowering time for Falstaff in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the first week of October.

FIESTA


The average main flowering time for Fiesta in the UK is the first week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the last week of September.

GALA


The average main flowering time for Gala in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the first week of October.

GOLDEN DELICIOUS


The average main flowering time for Golden Delicious in the UK is the third week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the third week of October.

GRANNY SMITH


The average main flowering time for Granny Smith in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for picking in early November.

GREENSLEEVES


The average main flowering time for Greensleeves in the UK is the last week of April. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the last week of September.

HOWGATE WONDER


The average main flowering time for Howgate Wonder in the UK is the first to second weeks of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the second week of October.

IDARED


The average main flowering time for Idared in the UK is the last week of April to the first week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the second week of October.

JAMES GRIEVE


The average main flowering time for James Grieve in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the second week of September.

JONAGOLD


The average main flowering time for Jonagold in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the second week of October.

KATY


The average main flowering time for Katy in the UK is the first to second weeks of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the first to second week of September.

LANES PRINCE ALBERT


The average main flowering time for Lanes Prince Albert in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the second week of October.

LAXTONS SUPERB


The average main flowering time for Laxtons Superb in the UK is the third week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the first to second weeks of October.

LORD DERBY


The average main flowering time for Lord Derby in the UK is the third to fourth weeks of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the last week of October.

LORD LAMBOURNE


The average main flowering time for Lord Lambourne in the UK is the first week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the third week of September.

SOPS-IN-WINE
The average main flowering time for Sops-in-Wine in the UK is the fourth week of April. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the second week of October.

SPARTAN


The average main flowering time for Spartan in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the second week of October.

SUNSET


The average main flowering time for Sunset in the UK is the second week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the third week of September.

TYDEMANS LATE ORANGE


The average main flowering time for Tydemans Late Orange in the UK is the third week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the third week of October.

WINSTON


The average main flowering time for Winston in the UK is the third week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the third week of October.

WORCESTER PEARMAIN


The average main flowering time for Worcester Pearmain in the UK is the first week of May. Fruit will be ready for harvesting in the second week of September.

The range of varieties on this page is being increased over the next couple of months.