Dumelow's Seedling was raised by Richard Dumeller of Shakerstone, Leicestershire, England - probably in the late 18th century. It also known as Dumelow's Crab, Normanton Wonder, and Wellington - and more correctly as Dumeller's Seedling. It soon became one of the most widely grown culinary apples of Victorian England, esteemed for its fine flavour and good keeping qualities.
Dumelow's Seedling has the key attribute of an English cooker - lots of acidity. It cooks to a stiff pale puree, with a good strong apple flavour, and plenty of acidic richness. An interesting twist is to use it in combination with a sweeter cooker which keeps its shape such as Wolf River - the acidic Dumelow's Seedling puree will melt around it, giving a contrast of textures and sweet and sharp flavours.