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Not all apples are equal when it comes to storing them. Some varieties are best eaten straight from the tree whilst other varieties store well for six months or more in the correct conditions. All dates refer to home storage not commercial storage which often impairs the taste and texture.

The times given below assume you harvest and store your apples correctly, for more details on how to this click here. On that same page we give details of how to stew apples easily for freezing. If this method is used the apples will store in the freezer for six months or more.


The list of storage times below is in alphabetical order. Click on any apple tree variety for our full review including looks, taste, pest and disease resistance, harvest / blossom times and general cultural advice.

ADAM'S PEARMAIN
Two months storage life
Stores for two months.

ANNIE ELIZABETH
Five months storage life
Stores for five months, retains its shape well when cooked.

ASHMEAD'S KERNEL
Six weeks storage life
Stores for six weeks.

BLENHEIM ORANGE
Three amnd a half months storage life
Three to four months. For the first month use as a cooker, then as an eating apple.

BRAEBURN
Four months storage life
Stores for four months.

BRAMLEY'S SEEDLING
Three amnd a half months storage life
Stores for three to four months.

CHARLES ROSS
Two months storage time
Stores for two months.

CLAYGATE PEARMAIN
Two and a half months storage time
Stores for two to three months. The later the apples are produced the longer the storage time.

COURT OF WICK
Two months storage time
Stores for two to three months. The later the apples are produced the longer the storage time.

COX'S ORANGE PIPPIN
Three months storage
Eat within two weeks of picking, will store for up to three months with some loss of flavour / texture.

DISCOVERY
One week storage time
Eat immediately, stores in the fridge for a week.

EGREMONT RUSSET
One month storage time
Stores for one month

ELLISON'S ORANGE
One week storage time
Eat immediately, stores in the fridge for a week.

EPICURE
Two weeks storage time
Stores for two weeks

FALSTAFF
Three and a half months storage time
Stores well for three to four months.

FIESTA
Four months storage time
Stores for four months

GALA
Two months storage time
Stores well for two months but flavour does deteriorate after a few weeks.

GOLDEN DELICIOUS
Four months storage time
Store for three / four months.

GRANNY SMITH
Six months storage time
Stores for up to six months.

GREENSLEEVES
Two weeks storage time
Stores for two weeks (two more on the tree).

HOWGATE WONDER
Six months storage time
Stores for up to six months.

IDARED
Six months storage time
Stores for up to six months.

JAMES GRIEVE
Two months storage time
Stores for two months.

JONAGOLD
Three months storage time
Stores for three months.

KATY
Three weeks storage time
Stores for three weeks, best eaten fresh from the tree.

LANES PRINCE ALBERT
Three months storage time
Stores for three months.

LAXTONS SUPERB
Two months storage time
Two months.

LORD DERBY
One month storage
Stores for four to six weeks.

LORD LAMBOURNE
Two months storage
Stores for four weeks, also can be left on the tree for four weeks.

SCRUMPTIOUS
Two weeks storage time
Stores for two weeks.

SOPS-IN-WINE
Two weeks storage time
Stores for two weeks.

SPARTAN
Three months storage time
Stores for two weeks, ideal storage conditions can prolong this.

SUNSET
Two and a half months storage time
Stores for two to three months.

TYDEMANS LATE ORANGE
Four months storage time
Stores for four to five months.

WINSTON
Five months storage time
Stores for five months.

WORCESTER PEARMAIN
One week storage time
Stores for one or two weeks.