Devonshire Quarrenden is a very old English apple variety, thought to have orginated from south-west England, but quite widely grown in Victoria times.
It ripens very early in the season and does not keep. it has remained popular because of the distinctive strawberry flavour which can be discerned in some examples - although in our experience it can be elusive and very dependent on the time of picking.
This strawberry note is an interesting example of the diversity of flavours that can be found in apples, and can sometimes be found in its offspring, of which Worcester Pearmain is the most well-known.
Devonshire Quarrenden also has a tendency for the red skin to bleed into the flesh slightly, and it may occasionally have red flecks within the flesh.