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Bardsey apple

Last updated 29 Dec 2013.

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Current rating: 3.3 out of 5. Total votes cast: 3

Visitor comments

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18 Oct 2016 
October 2016. Excellent season for our tree, planted in 2009. Very good crop, sweet and juicy eaten within a few days of picking. Best year for flavour. We live on the Welsh border near the Vyrnwy valley.

19 Jul 2016 
My tree was planted several years ago, and was "pruned" by a nasty rabbit, but has recovered and has its first apple this summer. It does well in this harsh climate. It is available in the US, and I recommend it highly to all loyal Welsh Americans!

01 Oct 2015 
Debut fruit after a record hot and dry summer is lightly lemon-scented, juicy and good. The tree has done well in conditions quite different from its place of origin. A winner!

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Discovered growing on an island off the coast of North Wales, and considered very disease-resistant.

Bardsey phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: Wales, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1998
  • Developed by: Ian Sturrock
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2058


  • Fruit colour: Red / Orange flush
  • Fruit shape: Round-conical


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Flavour quality: Average
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks


  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • General disease resistance: Good


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


  • Canker  - Very resistant
  • Scab  - Very resistant

Bardsey identification photos from website visitors

Bardsey apple
Bardsey apple

Fruit tree register

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 Bardsey trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

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United States

United Kingdom


  • Sarah in Fiesole, TUSCANY

Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • 11th May  2014  - tree owned by Albany in Castleton, United States
  • 7th May  2014  - tree owned by Bob in Winchester, United Kingdom
  • 12th April  2014  - tree owned by Sarah in Fiesole, Italy
  • April  2014  - tree owned by Caroline in Fareham, United Kingdom
  • April  2014  - tree owned by Ben in Bangor, United Kingdom

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2014 season

  • 4th week August  2014  - tree owned by Ben in Bangor, United Kingdom
  • 4th week August  2014  - tree owned by Caroline in Fareham, United Kingdom

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