A well-regarded 19th century English cooking apple, which cooks down to a puree.
A large traditional English cooking apple.
- Species: Malus domestica
- Originates from: Sussex, England, United Kingdom
- Introduced: Late 1700s
- Developed by: Mr Shepherd of Uckfield
- Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1608
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1957-178
- Uses: Cooking
- Uses: Juice
- Cooking result: Puree
- Flavour quality: Very good
- Flavour style: Sharper
- Harvest period: Late season
- Use / keeping: 1-2 months
- Cropping: Good
- Vigour: Slightly large
- Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer
- Climate suitability: Temperate climates
- Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters
- Scab - Some resistance
Relationships to other varieties
Offspring of this variety:
References and further reading about this variety
- Apples of England (1948)
One of the best culinary apples of the 19th century.
Alfriston identification photos from official fruit collections
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- Bobc in Southampton, HAMPSHIRE
- Clive Rowlands in Northampton, NORTHANTS
- N. Buck in Cambridge, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
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