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Irish Peach apple


A very early season apple, thought to come from Ireland, and a popular garden variety in the UK.


Irish Peach identification photos

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  • Irish Peach
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Visitor reviews

  • 17 Aug 2011  Jim Macdonald,  DURHAM, United Kingdom
    Jim - jim.mac-donald@virgin.net Durham UK A wonderful peach aroma and flavour. First one picked this season 08-08-11 quite a soft and very juicy apple, delicious.

Tree register

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2018 season

  • 10th October  2018  - tree owned by Bec in Coleraine, Australia

2017 season

  • 19th October  2017  - tree owned by Neville in Tea Tree Gully, Australia
  • October  2017  - tree owned by Bec in Coleraine, Australia

2016 season

  • 14th November  2016  - tree owned by Neville in Tea Tree Gully, Australia

2015 season

  • 25th April  2015  - tree owned by Jon in Brigg, United Kingdom

2013 season

  • 23rd May  2013  - tree owned by Joybileefarm in Greenwood, Canada
  • 21st May  2013  - tree owned by Celia in Manchester, United Kingdom

2012 season

  • 2nd May  2012  - tree owned by Celia in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 7th April  2012  - tree owned by Ute in Kilfenora, Ireland

2010 season

  • 26th April  2010  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom

2009 season

  • 17th April  2009  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Harvest records for this variety

2016 season

  • August  2016  - tree owned by Matt in Blacklion, Ireland
  • 2nd week June  2016  - tree owned by Darylann in Crescent City, United States

2014 season

  • 3rd week August  2014  - tree owned by Jon in Brigg, United Kingdom

2013 season

  • 2nd week September  2013  - tree owned by Joybileefarm in Greenwood, Canada
  • 3rd week August  2013  - tree owned by DoorusOrchard in Kinvara, Ireland
  • August  2013  - tree owned by Matt in Blacklion, Ireland

2012 season

  • January  2012  - tree owned by Katrina in Nelson, New Zealand

2009 season

  • 2nd week August  2009  - tree owned by Clare in Bodorgan, United Kingdom

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Ireland
  • Introduced: Early 19th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1110
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2000-051

Identification

  • Bultitude apple group: 4. Flushed / striped, smooth, dessert / dual-purpose

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: Does not keep

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Diseases

  • Mildew  - Some resistance
  • Bitter pit  - Some resistance
  • Cedar apple rust  - Some resistance

Pests

  • Woolly aphid  - Some resistance


Where to buy trees

The following tree nurseries offer Irish Peach apple trees for sale:

  • Keepers Nursery
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Where to buy fresh fruit

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United Kingdom


Canada




References

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor
  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon


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