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Doctor Harvey apple

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

Doctor Harvey identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 05 May 2015  C. J. Barnes,  NORFOLK, United Kingdom
    I notice the photos show 5cm fruit, true Dr Harvey grows more like 10cm
  • 04 May 2015  C. J. Barnes,  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
  • Originates from: Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1629
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2173


  • Harvest period: Mid season


  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Period of origin: 1600 - 1649

Where to buy fresh fruit

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  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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