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Bess Pool apple

Discovered growing in a wood by Bess Pool, and subsequently introduced by local nurseryman Pearson of Chilwell in 1824.

Bess Pool identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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United Kingdom



Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • May  2014  - tree owned by J in Whitchurch, United Kingdom

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Harvest records for this variety

2018 season

  • 4th week March  2018  - tree owned by Zandra in Wehla, Australia


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1824
  • Developed by: Bess Pool
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1621
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1957-209


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849

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  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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