Discovered growing in a wood by Bess Pool, and subsequently introduced by local nurseryman Pearson of Chilwell in 1824.
Bess Pool apple
Late keeping eating apple. Flesh rather dry with sweet pleasant flavor.
- Species: Malus domestica
- Originates from: Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
- Introduced: 1824
- Developed by: Bess Pool
- Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1621
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1957-209
- Uses: Eat fresh
- Flavour quality: Good
- Flavour style: Sweeter
- Harvest period: Late season
- Use / keeping: 1-2 months
- Flowering period: Late season
- Flowering group: 5
- Fertility: Self-sterile
- Ploidy: Diploid
- Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
References and further reading about this variety
- Apples of England (1948)
Bess Pool identification photos from official fruit collections
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Bess Pool identification photos from website visitors
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The following Bess Pool trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.
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- Angela Gatland in HARRIETSHAM, KENT
- Dr Dennis Bancroft in NEAR RUGBY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
- J Osman in WHITCHURCH, SHROPSHIRE
- Jan Huston in CASTEL D'AIANO, BOLOGNA
Latest Spring blossom records for this variety
- May 2014 - tree owned by J in WHITCHURCH, United Kingdom
Latest harvest records for this variety
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