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Peasgood's Nonsuch apple

Last updated 10 Feb 2014.

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Current rating: 3.8 out of 5. Total votes cast: 13

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31 Jul 2017 
We have just bought a baby Peasgood, so cant wait for it grow and produce some beautiful apples

15 May 2017 
We have a tree in our small orchard. It produces a large crop. This is primarily a cooking apple, and turns to a froth as it cooks. Wonderful for "baked apples". It was developed in Lincolnshire, England, by my Great-grandmother. So I feel privileged to have this tree. I have pictures of the original apples that were sent to the Royal Horticulture Soc, when the apples were first shown and named.

21 Jan 2017 
I live in the tiny town of Makikihi in New Zealand and have three fully Matured Trees on my property. Great crop this year, but I am allergic to Apples! Any buyers??

28 May 2016 
very fresh, crisp, juicy apple. Relatively bug free and hangs on tree until late in the season. Fruit is just the right size for children, easy to espalier.

19 Feb 2016 
Have just had a tree of Peasgood's Nonsuch identified in our garden. Absolutely delighted to find such an old species. Just needs pruning and hopefully that will mean better crop next season.

08 Mar 2015 
Found a tree growing in the old DVLA test centre car park three years ago and have grafted a number of rootstocks since. My wife laughed when I said it was the nicest Apple I'd ever tasted but I've lost count of the number of people who have agreed with me since.

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Highly esteemed culinary apple. Large pale yellow-green fruit, deepening to orange-yellow with short stripes of bright red and some russet patches. Good acid-sweet flavor, cooks to a froth.

Peasgood's Nonsuch phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Catshead seedling
  • Originates from: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1858
  • Developed by: Mrs Peasgood
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1829
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2000-075


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Puree


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
  • General disease resistance: Good
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899


  • Blossom frost-resistance: Susceptible

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS 1st Class Certificate


  • Canker  - Some susceptibility
  • Scab  - Some resistance

Relationships to other varieties

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References and further reading about this variety

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

Peasgood's Nonsuch identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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Peasgood's Nonsuch identification photos from website visitors

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • 1st October  2017  - tree owned by Maren in BULLS, New Zealand

2013 season

  • 15th May  2013  - tree owned by Jean in Martock, United Kingdom
  • January  2013  - tree owned by Shannon in CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand

2012 season

  • 27th September  2012  - tree owned by Eric in DUNEDIN, New Zealand

2011 season

  • 15th September  2011  - tree owned by Eric in DUNEDIN, New Zealand
  • 17th April  2011  - tree owned by Jon in Keelby, United Kingdom
  • 17th April  2011  - tree owned by Jon in Keelby, United Kingdom

2010 season

  • October  2010  - tree owned by Sue in CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand
  • 16th May  2010  - tree owned by Jon in Keelby, United Kingdom
  • 16th May  2010  - tree owned by Jon in Keelby, United Kingdom

2009 season

  • October  2009  - tree owned by Sue in CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand
  • 11th April  2009  - tree owned by Paul in EXMOUTH, United Kingdom

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2017 season

    2013 season

    • March  2013  - tree owned by Shannon in CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand

    2012 season

    • September  2012  - tree owned by David in CLACTON-ON-SEA, United Kingdom
    • 3rd week February  2012  - tree owned by Sue in CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand

    2011 season

    • 4th week June  2011  - tree owned by Simon in CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand

    2010 season

      2009 season

      • 3rd week August  2009  - tree owned by Paul in EXMOUTH, United Kingdom

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