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Dog's Snout apple

Dog's Snout is an old-fashioned cooking apple that was once popular in the county of Yorkshire.  It has an unusual shape, rather like a quince, and said to resemble a dog's snout.

The flavour is one-dimensional and mildly acidic.  The flesh is soft, and the skin soon turns greasy.  The Victorian author Hogg considered it "second-rate", but also noted the passing resemblance to Keswick Codlin.

Dog's Snout is a good example of a regional culinary apple that rapidly fell out of favour as better transport links in the 19th century brought access to bigger and better varieties.

Last updated 28 May 2011.

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26 Sep 2013 
We were sold a half-bucket of locally-grown "Keswick" apples for 50p on a visit to Tissington Derbyshire but what we got looked uglier and greener than the Keswick photo - Dog's Snout is maybe descriptive! Smallish fruit with, when cooked, an excellent sharp flavour, firm chunky texture and very definite pale green colour . Very fast browning when peeled.

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A primitive green culinary apple, peculiar to the county of Yorkshire.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 19th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1016


  • Fruit colour: Green


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Average
  • Flavour style: Sharper


  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

See also:

  • Keswick Codlin - Dog's Snout has some visual similarity with Keswick Codlin.

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