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Pendragon apple

Malus domestica
An unusual red-fleshed apple from Cornwall or Devon in England. The bark, blossom, and leaves also have a dull-red tint.

USDA identification images for Pendragon

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

    • 25 May 2019  DEVON, United Kingdom
      Found this in Devon, a wonderful sweet and crisp apple with firm texture. Not sure about keeping qualities, we were so impressed we ate them all fairly rapidly.

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    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Originates from: Cornwall or Devon, in south-west England, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1980s
    • Developed by: James Evans, Cornwall, UK


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Leaf colour: Dark purple
    • Flesh colour: Pink / Red
    • Fruit size: Small
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Bronze / Purple


    • Picking season: Early
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavour quality: Average
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Juice style: Sharper
    • Cropping: Good
    • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Juice
    • Food uses: Dual purpose
    • Juice colour: Pale red
    • Picking month: August
    • Picking period: late August


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 6
    • Pollinating others: Poor
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Organic culture: Suitable
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading / Vase


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Mild damp climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good
    • Canker: Very resistant
    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Very resistant

    Where to buy trees

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    Where to buy fresh fruit

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