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Alderman apple

An English (possibly Scottish) culinary apple, thought to have originated in the 1920s.

USDA identification images for Alderman

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    • 01 Jan 2010  United Kingdom
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    Tree register

    United Kingdom

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2014 season

    • 1st May  2014  - tree owned by Ed in Cheser, United Kingdom
    • 1st May  2014  - tree owned by Lawrence in Mayfield, United Kingdom

    2011 season

    • 15th April  2011  - tree owned by Ed in Cheser, United Kingdom

    2009 season

    • May  2009  - tree owned by Ed in Cheser, United Kingdom

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2016 season

    • 4th week September  2016  - tree owned by Julia in Eccleshall, United Kingdom

    2009 season

    • September  2009  - tree owned by Ed in Cheser, United Kingdom


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Unknown
    • Originates from: United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1920s
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1923-110
    • Some historical details taken with kind permission from 'The New Book of Apples' by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards , illustrated by Elisabeth Dowle, published by Ebury Press, 2002.


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange


    • Picking season: Mid
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

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    • Apples of England (1948)
      Author: Taylor

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