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Claygate Permain

1821, Surrey

A rich and aromatic flavoured eating apple that was grown in most Victorian and Edwardian country house gardens. Branch bent over showing flower and fruit-bud formation on horizontal branches


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Ashmead's Kernel

c1731, Gloucestershire

Eating apple with a strong, sweet-sharp intense flavour. Fruit has a slight russet appearance and should store well.


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Duke of Devonshire

1835, Cumbria



Popular Edwardian apple with an intense sweet-sharp flavour.

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Cox Cymraeg


Unlike Cox's Orange Pippin, this variety is easy to grow and is disease resistant. It produces a medium fruit with excellent balance of sweetness and acidity.

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Bardsey Island

North Wales

A rare and unique variety from Bardsey Island. Medium eating apple with lemon aromas. The sweet fruit will keep till November

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Anglesey Pig Snout

Welsh cooking apple

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Nottingham Pippin

1815, Nottinghamshire

Strongly flavoured almost russet like fruit. A good tree for training as an espalier or fan-shaped tree as the apples are fairly flat with a long stalk. This helps them  to hang clear of the branch.

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Lane's Prince Albert

c1841, Hertfordshire


Late cooking apple which can also be used to make juice or artisan cider. Lovely blossom in mid-may.


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1872 France

An old French cider variety with deep pink blossom. Very upright tree for a small garden.

Apples stay on tree until December. 

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Warner's King

late 1700s, Kent


One of the most popular cooking apples in Victorian times. Similar flavour to Bramley, but a less vigorous tree makes it a better choice for a garden


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Scotch Bridget

c1851, Scotland


Cooking and cider apple. A hardy tree that grows well in poorer soils or in exposed places


Lovely white blossom in early May

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Tom Putt

late 1700s, Dorset


Cooking and cider apple. Tree grows well in poor soils and will produce a traditional ‘goblet shape’ if pruned carefully.


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1920, Berkshire


Derived from a Cox’s cross to give a sharper and richer apple flavour. Apples will store until the New Year to give a mellower flavour

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Newton Wonder

c1870, Derbyshire



Dual purpose cooking and eating apple if left on tree to ripen. The large fruits are good in savoury salads. 

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Pitmaston Pineapple

1785, Hereford



Very small eating apple with an intense sweet-sharp, nutty and almost pineapple flavour. A small tree that would  make a lovely ornamental feature in a garden

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Nant Gwythern

North Wales

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Ellison's Orange

c1904, Lincolnshire



Eating apple described as ‘at best glorious’. Lovely dainty shape makes this an ideal garden tree.

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1809, Nottinghamshire


Well known cooking apple that produces a lovely pale cream puree. Tree growth can be very vigorous and pruning should only be done sparingly. Not suitable for small/medium gardens.

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Bess Pool

1700s, Nottinghamshire

Named after an inn-keepers daughter who found the tree in a hedgerow. Fruit has a lovely crimson flush, and was widely used in Victorian fruit displays.


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1947 Sweden

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Blenheim Orange

c1740, Oxfordshire



Cooking and eating apple, good with cheese and for making apple charlotte. Strong tree with the limbs reputedly used to make cog wheels for trains.

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Cox's Orange Pippin

1825 Buckinghamshire

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James Grieve

1893, Edinburgh

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Baron Ward

1850, Nottinghamshire



Small cooking apple that keeps its shape when cooked. Would make good tarte tatin.

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Beauty of Stoke

1889, Nottinghamshire


Cooking apple with a sweet firm flesh.

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Court Pendu Plat

1613, France



Valued for centuries as a dessert apple which will keep and mellow to an intense flavour in the New Year. A small tree makes this a good choice for borders or to grow in large pots.

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Pig Aderyn

Welsh cooking apple with distinctive long  ‘pig’s snout’-shaped apples.


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