*Self fertile* An English garden apple bred for England. This highly coloured bright scarlet apple is deceptive for it hides a unique and highly complex flavour. The tender green white flesh has variously been described as fragrant and honeyed, aromatic, crisp and sweet, like a bunch of cherries, liquorice and wine and of course Scrumptious. The fruits can be enjoyed straight from the tree over a long period from early September and if stored they keep well through October. Scrumptious is self fertile will crop well on its own but it is also an important compliment to other varieties and existing plantings. It will cross pollinate ALL apple varieties of the A,B,C, and D pollination groups - a very unusual and valuable quality. Scrumptious is very precocious and will often set a good crop on it's first year of planting. It is a neat, spur bearing tree with blossoms which are frost tolerant. An excellent new variety.