Catshead is one of the oldest apples known in England. The name comes from its alleged resemblance to a cat's head - perhaps not immediately obvious, although the shape is unusually conical and can be ribbed.
Like most old English apples Catshead is primarily a culinary apple. The flesh is juicy with a fair amount of acidity, but does not need much additional sugar when cooking. It cooks down to a puree.
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.
The following tree nurseries offer Catshead apple trees for sale:
The following orchards grow Catshead:
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