Monmouth Beauty (1750)
History & Discovery
The apple tree was raised between 1750 and 1800 by Mr Tamplin, Malpas, Monmouthshire. It was also called Cissy (after his sister). The fruit tree received an RHS award of merit in 1902.
A heavy cropping early eater. Pick and eat in September.The firm ,scented flesh is sweet and rich. A very handsome apple.
Pollination group B.
Rootstock & Eventual Tree Size
All fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. The rootstocks determine eventual tree size.
Bigger trees are more robust & produce more fruit, but take up more space.
Always choose a bigger rootstock if you need extra anchorage or your soil is poor (very wet, dry or rocky). Small trees cannot compete with grass and weeds.
If you want your fruit tree to remain smaller than its eventual tree size, simply prune back in the summer.
(Unsure about summer pruning? Check out our video guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlF_ekXp5PA)
Pollination Group B
Bilingual product label (left) and small tie-on label included.