Malus domestica ‘Scrumptious’ (PBR) (D)

  • Other common names apple ‘Scrumptious’
  • Family Rosaceae
  • Genus Malus are small to medium-sized deciduous trees with showy flowers in spring and ornamental or edible fruit in autumn; some have good autumn foliage colour
  • Details ‘Scrumptious’ is a self-fertile, dessert cultivar, pollination group 3. The flowers are pale pink, and the red fruit have a complex, fragrant, honeyed flavour. Season of use September to October


How to grow

Cultivation It will crop best in a sunny situation. The height will depend on the rootstock and training method. Suitable for all training forms. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius. Fruit thinning may be required. For more details see apple cultivation

Propagation Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the vigour of the tree

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning apples according to age and training form; partial bearer

Pests Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples

Diseases May be affected by apple canker, apple scab, powdery mildews, blossom wilt and honey fungus