History of Mike Rowney
The Mike Rowney apple variety stems from a tree grown from a seedling in the garden of Mike and Anne Rowney, Litlington during the 1980s.
It is currently cultivated as part of Brighton Permaculture Trust’s -:- National Collection in Stanmer Park, Brighton.
Description of fruit
The Mike Rowney apple is medium sized and round with a yellow, greasy skin flushed bright red with darker red streaks and white lenticels. The basin is ribbed with an open eye. The cavity is narrow with a medium length stalk. The flesh is sweet and chewy with some acidity and is sweetly aromatic.
Season of use
The apple can be stored until November.
The tree is moderately vigorous with an upright-spreading shape.
Flowering and pollination
Flowering day: F?
How to identify a Mike Rowney apple
Apples can be identified by sending them to the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale or by bringing a sample to Apple Day Brighton, where an expert pomologist will be on hand to identify apples. From each tree, bring three or more ripe fruits and a shoot with representative leaves.
Where to buy a Mike Rowney apple tree
Please contact us for details of our supplier for Sussex apple varieties.