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Cottenham Seedling apple

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

USDA identification images for Cottenham Seedling

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.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Visitor reviews

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

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    United Kingdom

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    2015 season

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

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    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • 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
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1924-010


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom


    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
    • Cooking result: Puree
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Flowering group: 5
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

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    • Apples of England (1948)
      Author: Taylor

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