Rhyl Beauty (1920, Rhyl)
History & Discovery
Raised in 1920 by Kenneth McCreadie in Rhyl, North Wales. The original apple tree and location seem to have been lost. He originally called it Kenneth, which probably accounted for its lack of marketing success!
A very long keeping dessert apple. Pick in Mid-October and use between December and April. Particularly attractive blossom.
Pollination group B/C.
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 C (Will pollinate with group B)
Bilingual product label and small “Welsh to the Core!” tie-on label (left) included.