Why you should be excited

Marriage-Maker is a little-known British apple with characteristics appealing enough -- apparently -- to inspire matrimony.

The story of Marriage-Maker

We don't know the origins of the name Marriage-Maker, so can only assume it has something to do with the pleasant flavour and incredible prettiness of this apple: so appealing that it inspires people to tie the knot.

Or maybe the name has an entirely different genesis. We can only guess.

We do know a pretty apple when we see one and Morgan and Richards' description of this variety as having the "sweet, clean taste of fruit" is certainly appealing, as it its juiciness and firmness.

So, while our curiosity about the name continues to stoke our imagination, we're growing Marriage-Maker while we await a fuller explanation.

Marriage-Maker Facts

Its origins

Unknown origins in the United Kingdom, sometime before 1884.

Flavour, aroma, texture

The juicy, firm flesh conveys a very nice apple flavour and sweetness.


This gorgeous apple is flushed attractively with crimson.

When they’re available

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating


Quality for cooking

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Quality for cider

Not particualrly known for use in cider.

Keeping ability

Good (up to 3 or 4 months when kept refrigerated).