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Feltham Beauty apple

Feltham Beauty is a little-known early-season English apple variety.  In the southern UK it is typically ripe in the 2nd or 3rd week of August.

It is a handsome apple, with an obvious resemblance to Cox's Orange Pippin, which is indeed one of its parents.  For such an early variety, the flavour is quite acceptable, being noticeably sweeter than most of its competitors.  However it is primarily quite bland and unremarkable, and the main appeal is the summery freshness.  The flesh is melting - definitely not one for fans of crisp apples.

Like most very early apple varieties, Feltham Beauty does not keep.  The skin becomes greasy within a couple of days and the apple rapidly goes off.  This is definitely a variety at its best when picked and eaten the same day.

Feltham Beauty identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Cox's Orange Pippin x Gladstone
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1908
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1568
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1921-083
  • We are grateful to Brogdale Farm - home of the UK National Fruit Collection - for providing samples of this variety.


  • Fruit colour: Red / Orange flush
  • Bultitude apple group: 6. Red flushed, smooth, sweet


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Gardening skill: Average

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

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  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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