Malus domestica Tydeman's Early Apple The Malus domestica Tydeman’s Early or Tydeman’s Early Apple as first developed by Henry M. Tydeman in 1928 at the East Malling Research Station in Kent. The tree was created from a cross between McIntosh and Worcester Pearmain. It quickly gained popularity throughout the UK and Europe. In 1945, Tydemans Early Apple was brought to Canada and the United States where it still remains a common apple tree choice for many garden orchards. The tree is often referred to as the Tydeman’s Early Worcester.
Tydeman’s Early is a mid-sized apple tree that blooms pretty pink blossoms during the spring months. The blooms eventually fade to white before they fall from the tree in a flurry of petals. Following flowering, the tree develops fruit. The apples of the Malus domestica Tydeman’s Early appear a bright crimson. They are also often flushed with red stripes against a pale yellow background. When the apples are exposed to full sun, they develop even more of a bright burgundy colouration. Unlike many apple trees, the apples of the Tydeman’s Early are ready for harvest in August.
Tydeman’s apples are used in a variety of culinary creations. The apples are typically referred to as an ideal dessert apple. They are an excellent source of dietary fiber and Vitamin C. When perfectly ripe, the apples have a sweet, slightly strawberry flavour. They are also juicy like McIntosh apple varieties.
Plant the Tydeman’s Early apple tree in full sun for best growth results. It will thrive in virtually any well-draining soil. When planting the tree, you should add ample organic material to the soil to promote strong root growth. Keep the soil evenly moist but not overly wet. In the late winter, the tree usually benefits from pruning.
Malus domestica Tydeman’s Early is partially self-fertile. However, you should plant a pollinator close by to guarantee a large apple crop.