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Cottenham Seedling apple

A well-regarded early 20th century cooking apple from the east of England with a good pedigree.

Cottenham Seedling identification photos

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Visitor reviews

  • 11 Jul 2015  Stephen Horsfall,  HERTS, United Kingdom
    Large, well-ribbed cooker. reasonably tasty.

Tree register

United Kingdom

Spring blossom records for this variety

2015 season

  • 9th May  2015  - tree owned by Stephen in Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Dumelow's Seedling x Unknown
  • Originates from: Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1924
  • Developed by: Robert Norman, introduced by Mr Gautrey - both of Cottenham
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2161
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1924-010


  • Fruit colour: Red / Orange flush


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Puree
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer
  • Attractive features: Attractive blossom

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

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  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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