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Sir Isaac Newton's Tree apple



Sir Isaac Newton had the inspiration for his theory of gravity whilst sitting under an apple tree in his garden in Lincolnshire, England, in 1666.  The tree naturally became famous and since it was the only apple tree in the garden, it was possible to identify the specific variety - it is an old English apple called Flower of Kent. The original tree still survives.

Last updated 16 Jan 2013.

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21 Oct 2013 
Very impressed with the fruitiness of the apple, it reminds me of myself



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The tree under which the famous scientist gained the inspiration for his theory of gravitation.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: Before 1650
  • Developed by: Unknown
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2062
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1948-729

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Green

Using

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Also known as

  • Flower of Kent

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2015 season

  • 9th May  2015  - tree owned by Stephen in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, United Kingdom

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