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Feltham Beauty apple

Feltham Beauty is a little-known early-season English apple variety.  In the southern UK it is typically ripe in the 2nd or 3rd week of August.

It is a handsome apple, with an obvious resemblance to Cox's Orange Pippin, which is indeed one of its parents.  For such an early variety, the flavour is quite acceptable, being noticeably sweeter than most of its competitors.  However it is primarily quite bland and unremarkable, and the main appeal is the summery freshness.  The flesh is melting - definitely not one for fans of crisp apples.

Like most very early apple varieties, Feltham Beauty does not keep.  The skin becomes greasy within a couple of days and the apple rapidly goes off.  This is definitely a variety at its best when picked and eaten the same day.

Last updated 02 Jan 2011.

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An early season English apple, ripens in mid-August. The flavour is sweeter than most early varieties.

Feltham Beauty phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Cox's Orange Pippin x Gladstone
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1908
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1568
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1921-083
  • We are grateful to Brogdale Farm - home of the UK National Fruit Collection - for providing samples of this variety.


  • Fruit colour: Red / Orange flush
  • Bultitude apple group: 6. Red flushed, smooth, sweet


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Gardening skill: Average

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

References and further reading about this variety

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

Feltham Beauty identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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UK National Fruit Collection

Feltham Beauty identification photos from website visitors

Feltham Beauty
Feltham Beauty

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