Apple 'Mother' Malus domestica 'Mother' (D)

apple 'Mother'


'Mother' is a dessert cultivar in pollination group 5. Suitable for northerly, colder, higher rainfall areas. Fruit is of medium size, greenish yellow with a red flush and stripes with a sweet, perfumed, distinctive, flavour. Crops can be erratic and light. Season of use: October to December

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Mother'

    • Common names

      Malus domestica 'American Mother', Malus domestica 'Queen Mary'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Regular pruning required - see pruning apples; spur bearing

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

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

  • insectPests

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

  • microbeDiseases

    Good resistance to apple scab and powdery mildews. Can be affected by apple canker, blossom wilt and honey fungus