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Lord Burghley apple


A well-regarded Victorian winter dessert apple, and an excellent keeper.


Lord Burghley identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
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Tree register

United Kingdom

Australia

  • Hayden in Winslow, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

New Zealand

Spring blossom records for this variety

2018 season

  • 7th May  2018  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

2017 season

  • 4th May  2017  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

2016 season

  • 16th May  2016  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

2015 season

  • 11th May  2015  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

2014 season

  • 10th May  2014  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

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Harvest records for this variety

2017 season

  • 1st week October  2017  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

2016 season

  • 4th week October  2016  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

2015 season

  • 4th week October  2015  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

2014 season

  • 2nd week October  2014  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1865
  • Developed by: Mr Matheson, gardener to the Marquis of Exeter
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2307
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2000-061

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more

Growing

  • Cropping: Light
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS AGM 1865


Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.



References

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor
  • The Fruit Manual
    Author: Hogg


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