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Scotch Bridget apple



Scotch Bridget is an attractive orange-flushed cooking apple originating from Scotland.  The flavour is richly acidic and the flesh is soft and juicy - good characteristics for a successful cooking apple.  The apples keep for several months, and can be eaten raw after the New Year.

Scotch Bridget found a second home in the north-west of England where it was widely grown around Lancaster by the end of the 19th century.  Unlike most apple varieties it will crop reliably in areas of wet winters, and poor summers.

Rated by Victorian author Robert Hogg as "an excellent culinary apple".

Last updated 18 Mar 2012.

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A reliable Scottish cooking apple that is also widely-grown in north-west England.

Scotch Bridget phototape

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Introduced: 19th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1582
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession number: 1945-019

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Red / Orange flush
  • Bultitude apple group: 4. Flushed / striped, smooth, dessert / dual-purpose

Using

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • General disease resistance: Good

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

Scotch Bridget identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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Scotch Bridget identification photos from website visitors


Scotch Bridget
Scotch Bridget


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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • 27th April  2014  - tree owned by Michael in TENBURY WELLS, United Kingdom

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2014 season

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