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Emneth Early apple


Also known as Early Victoria, Emneth Early is a very early-season "codlin" type apple. It was grown commercially in East Anglia and elsewhere, particularly for jam production.


Emneth Early identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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Visitor reviews

  • 05 Aug 2018  Florence Acland,  CUMBRIA, United Kingdom
    I have inherited an Emneth Early tree. The tree is about 15 feet in height but needs some pruning as has not been touched for a few years. It has a lot of beautiful apples on it. They are a good large palm size and a pale greenish yellow. Their smell has subtle sweet floral notes with the flesh being tart and quite soft and not so crunchy unless eaten straight from the tree! The apples start to fall in late July early August. They do not keep at all well but make great purée and also are nice to dehydrate as apple rings. Nice apples but not if you want keepers.
  • 24 Sep 2017  David Ketley,  RUTLAN, United Kingdom
    Back in the 1940s a school friend in Wisbech near Emneth had an Emneth Early apple tree. I took loads home for mum to cook with. Those apples that ripened on the tree turned a pale yellow, and made a good eating apple. Today I live in Rutland. My neighbour has a 68 year old Emneth Early tree, still bearing fruit and in excellent condition. These are the only two trees of type I have seen.

Tree register

United Kingdom

Ireland

Harvest records for this variety

2018 season

  • 1st week September  2018  - tree owned by Sarah in Inverurie, United Kingdom

2011 season

  • 2nd week August  2011  - tree owned by Ute in Kilfenora, Ireland

2010 season

  • 2nd week August  2010  - tree owned by Ute in Kilfenora, Ireland

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Lord Grosvenor x Keswick Codlin
  • Originates from: Emneth, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1899
  • Developed by: William Lynn,
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2076
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1975-321

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Green

Using

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Puree
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks

Growing

  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Good

Climate

  • Blossom frost-resistance: Some resistance

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS AGM 1899

Also known as

  • Early Victoria

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


Diseases

  • Canker  - Some resistance
  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Mildew  - Some resistance


Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.



References



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