Lady Sudeley is a large and attractive English early-season apple, which became popular in the late Victorian era and was grown commercially for a period. The blossom is also attractive and has some frost-resistance. It remains a common garden apple variety in England. Unusually for an early variety, the apples can be kept for a week or so in the fridge.
Lady Sudeley apple
A well-known and attractive English early-season apple from the late Victorian era.
- Species: Malus domestica
- Originates from: Sussex, United Kingdom
- Introduced: 1849
- Developed by: Mr Jacob of Petworth
- Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1563
- UK National Fruit Collection accession number: 1941-029
- Fruit colour: Red / Green
- Bultitude apple group: 4. Flushed / striped, smooth, dessert / dual-purpose
- Uses: Eat fresh
- Flavour quality: Good
- Flavour style: Sharper
- Harvest period: Early season
- Use / keeping: 1 week
- Cropping: Good
- Flowering period: Late season
- Flowering group: 4
- Fertility: Partially self-fertile
- Ploidy: Diploid
- Vigour: Average growth
- Gardening skill: Very easy
- Attractive features: Attractive blossom
- General disease resistance: Good
- Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
- Blossom frost-resistance: Good resistance
- Awards: RHS Award of Merit
Lady Sudeley identification photos from official fruit collections
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Do you have a tree of this variety in your garden or orchard? If so please register the details here and contribute to our international register of fruit trees.
The following Lady Sudeley trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.
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- Dr Dennis Bancroft in NEAR RUGBY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
- J Osman in WHITCHURCH, SHROPSHIRE
- John Leitch in AYR, AYRSHIRE
- Katherine Law in WATFORD, HERTS
- Rose Hoare in SURLINGHAM, NOROFLK
- Helmut Mueller in NEUKIRCH, THURGAU
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