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Orkney apple

An attractive old apple, probably from Scotland

USDA identification images for Orkney

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

    • 10 Feb 2020  NORTHUMBERLAND, United Kingdom
      I am teaching grafting this week on Orkney isles and collecting scions as part of it, along with trying to start the mapping of fruit in Orkney. Someone here says they have an Orkney Apple which they got from Kent (so maybe Keepers) and just wondering if there is any update on this variety please
    • 16 Jul 2012  ORKNEY, United Kingdom
      would like seeds from this tree to propogate could the lady in sussex please get intouch nicola johns
    • 09 Oct 2009  STAFFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom
      They have got Orkney apple trees for sale on Keepers Nursery website. Unfortunately I just ordered other trees from somewhere else so won't get one of these at the moment.
    • 11 Jan 2009  ABERDEENSHIRE, United Kingdom
      I would be very keen to get a cutting of the Orkney Apple
    • 12 Sep 2007  EAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom
      I have a very old apple tree that I inherited when I moved into my home (c17th Centrury) I have been trying to identify the type of apple tree it is. The picture you have of the Orkney Apple is the closest (almost identical) to the apples I have just harvested (early Sept). We get a bountiful crop every year, they are very sweet, some are even pink tinged once peeled. They required extented cooking to puree but are the loveliest apples I have ever crunched. Do you think by my comments that this could be an Orkney Apple tree.

    Tree register

    United Kingdom


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Unknown
    • Originates from: Scotland, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: ???


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom


    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

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