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Eden apple

Eden is a cross between John Standish and Cox's Orange Pippin, and was released in the 1950s. Like Cox it is ripe in mid-September.

Not to be confused with the more modern Canadian variety of the same name.

USDA identification images for Eden

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.

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    United Kingdom


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: John Standish x Cox's Orange Pippin
    • Originates from: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1948
    • Developed by: Mr E.J. Ingleby
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1957-003
    • We are grateful to Brogdale Farm - home of the UK National Fruit Collection - for providing samples of this variety.


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
    • Flesh colour: White
    • Fruit size: Average


    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavour quality: Average
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

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