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Doctor Harvey apple

Originates from East Anglia in the 1600s. Named after Dr Gabriel Harvey of Cambridge.

Doctor Harvey identification images

USDA identification images for Doctor Harvey

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.

    Visitor reviews

    • 05 May 2015  NORFOLK, United Kingdom
      I notice the photos show 5cm fruit, true Dr Harvey grows more like 10cm
    • 04 May 2015  NORFOLK, United Kingdom
      Best of all apples, firm when young and good for cooking, softer with age and a good eater with a subtle orangy taste and by far the best apple to make mincemeat for mincemeat tarts at Christmas. If I only had one apple this would be it.

    Tree register

    United Kingdom

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2011 season

    • 29th April  2011  - tree owned by Mary in , United Kingdom

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    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Introduced: 1629


    • Picking season: Mid


    • Flowering group: 4


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1600 - 1649

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    • Apples of England (1948)
      Author: Taylor

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