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Emneth Early apple

Last updated 15 May 2013.

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24 Sep 2017 
Back in the 1940s a school friend in Wisbech near Emneth had an Emneth Early apple tree. I took loads home for mum to cook with. Those apples that ripened on the tree turned a pale yellow, and made a good eating apple. Today I live in Rutland. My neighbour has a 68 year old Emneth Early tree, still bearing fruit and in excellent condition. These are the only two trees of type I have seen.



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Also known as Early Victoria, Emneth Early is a very early-season "codlin" type apple. It was grown commercially in East Anglia and elsewhere, particularly for jam production.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Lord Grosvenor x Keswick Codlin
  • Originates from: Emneth, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1899
  • Developed by: William Lynn,
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2076
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1975-321

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Green

Using

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Puree
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks

Growing

  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Good

Climate

  • Blossom frost-resistance: Some resistance

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS AGM 1899

Diseases

  • Canker  - Some resistance
  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Mildew  - Some resistance

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

Also known as

  • Early Victoria

References and further reading about this variety

  • Filby community orchard  

Emneth Early identification photos from official fruit collections

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