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Bardsey apple

Discovered growing on an island off the coast of North Wales, and considered very disease-resistant.

Bardsey identification photos

  • Bardsey apple
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Visitor reviews

  • 02 Sep 2019  Malcolm Mcfarlin,  NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, United Kingdom
    Bought as a minarette. Excellent crop this year after 3-4 previous poor years. Skin 'pitted' on a small minority of the apples. Fruit is excellent tasting. Apparently can be used as a cooking apple but it does not 'fluff up' Not sure about length of time for storage.
  • 13 Feb 2019  Rebecca Batten,  HAMPSHIRE, United Kingdom
    Planted in Lymington x4 trees grown as espaliers and producing an abundance of fruit
  • 18 Oct 2016  Aubrey,  POWYS, United Kingdom
    October 2016. Excellent season for our tree, planted in 2009. Very good crop, sweet and juicy eaten within a few days of picking. Best year for flavour. We live on the Welsh border near the Vyrnwy valley.
  • 19 Jul 2016  Berwyn Jones,  NEBRASKA, United States
    My tree was planted several years ago, and was "pruned" by a nasty rabbit, but has recovered and has its first apple this summer. It does well in this harsh climate. It is available in the US, and I recommend it highly to all loyal Welsh Americans!
  • 01 Oct 2015  Dave Liezen,  WASHINGTON, United States
    Debut fruit after a record hot and dry summer is lightly lemon-scented, juicy and good. The tree has done well in conditions quite different from its place of origin. A winner!

Tree register

United States

United Kingdom


  • Sarah in Fiesole, TUSCANY

Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • 11th May  2014  - tree owned by in Castleton, United States
  • 7th May  2014  - tree owned by Bob in Winchester, United Kingdom
  • 12th April  2014  - tree owned by Sarah in Fiesole, Italy
  • April  2014  - tree owned by Ben in Bangor, United Kingdom
  • April  2014  - tree owned by Caroline in Fareham, United Kingdom

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Harvest records for this variety

2018 season

  • 2nd week September  2018  - tree owned by Ben in Bangor, United Kingdom

2015 season

  • September  2015  - tree owned by Caroline in Fareham, United Kingdom

2014 season

  • 4th week August  2014  - tree owned by Ben in Bangor, United Kingdom
  • 4th week August  2014  - tree owned by Caroline in Fareham, United Kingdom

2011 season

  • 2nd week September  2011  - tree owned by Ben in Bangor, United Kingdom


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: Wales, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1998
  • Developed by: Ian Sturrock
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2058


  • Fruit colour: Red / Orange flush
  • Fruit shape: Round-conical


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Flavour quality: Average
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks


  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • General disease resistance: Good


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters


  • Canker  - Very resistant
  • Scab  - Very resistant

Where to buy fresh fruit

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