Apple 'Lord Derby' Malus domestica 'Lord Derby' (C)

apple 'Lord Derby'


'Lord Derby' is a mid to late-season culinary apple, in pollination group 3, which may grow up to 4m high depending on the rootstock chosen. Clusters of pale-pink flowers are produced in spring with mid-green, yellow-hued, large fruit in autumn. It is only partially self-fertile

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Lord Derby'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune according to chosen training method, often twice a year; see apple pruning

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by grafting in midwinter or chip budding in late summer on a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock will largely determine the vigour of the tree

  • insectPests

    May be affected by aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, codling moth and other caterpillars

  • microbeDiseases

    Good resistance to common apple diseases: apple canker, apple scab, powdery mildews and bitter pit. May be susceptible to brown rot, honey fungus and blossom wilt