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Cornish Aromatic apple



Cornish Aromatic is an elegant old-fashioned apple variety from Cornwall.  The skin is rough and dry and and looks and feels like an expensive but worn old tapestry.  The flesh is firm, not particularly juicy, and the flavour is quite rich with a hint of pineapple.

It is quite a good apple tree for the garden, being easy to grow and resistant to the main apple diseases.

In a good summer (e.g. 2006) this is a very enjoyable apple.

Last updated 04 Oct 2012.

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Current rating: 4.5 out of 5. Total votes cast: 2
 

Visitor comments

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19 Feb 2017 
very late tree ,picking 2nd week in November at earliest. Keeps well into February ...if I havnt eaten it. Like this apple , its quite unusual . Matt skin , strawberry coloured flush . Flesh extremely hard.


10 May 2011 
Purchased from Tasmanian Orchard 2007 Looking for a Michaelmas Pippin without success. This seemed to be the nearest to it. Have had three fantastic crops for a small tree. The last tree to pick in April. Still storing well into May. Superb flavour, much enjoyed.


17 Sep 2008 
A Cornish friend, peggy Tigwell, tells me that this type was in her grandmother's garden, where it was called 'Sweet lark'. Couldn't be a prettier name, could there!


15 Nov 2007 
I planted this apple a few years ago and its just starting to crop heavily.Fruit still on the tree but I must pick them before the birds eat them all.Great firm apple



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Old-fashioned variety from Cornwall, some pineapple flavours, very enjoyable

Cornish Aromatic phototape

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown, probably very old
  • Originates from: England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1813
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1155
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1920-020

Identification

  • Bultitude apple group: 6. Red flushed, smooth, sweet

Using

  • Vitamin C content: Medium

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Large

Diseases

  • Canker  - Very resistant
  • Scab  - Very resistant

References and further reading about this variety

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

Cornish Aromatic identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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UK National Fruit Collection

Cornish Aromatic identification photos from website visitors


Cornish Aromatic
Cornish Aromatic


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

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Italy

Australia

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2015 season

  • 30th April  2015  - tree owned by Ilario in FOSSANO, Italy

2013 season

  • 19th May  2013  - tree owned by Jean in Martock, United Kingdom
  • 18th May  2013  - tree owned by Richard in YORK, United Kingdom

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2015 season

  • 3rd week October  2015  - tree owned by Ilario in FOSSANO, Italy
  • 4th week September  2015  - tree owned by deadbird in , United Kingdom

2013 season

  • October  2013  - tree owned by James in LONDON, United Kingdom

Where to buy trees

The following fruit tree nurseries offer Cornish Aromatic apple trees for sale:

  • Keepers Nursery
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