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Sir Isaac Newton's Tree apple

Sir Isaac Newton had the inspiration for his theory of gravity whilst sitting under an apple tree in his garden in Lincolnshire, England, in 1666.  The tree naturally became famous and since it was the only apple tree in the garden, it was possible to identify the specific variety - it is an old English apple called Flower of Kent. The original tree still survives.

Visitor reviews

  • 02 Oct 2018  Ralf Granman,  Sweden
    Traditional taste. A bit heavy.
  • 21 Oct 2013  Josh Cockett,  KENT, United Kingdom
    Very impressed with the fruitiness of the apple, it reminds me of myself

Tree register

United States

  • in Castleton, NY

United Kingdom


Spring blossom records for this variety

2015 season

  • 9th May  2015  - tree owned by Stephen in Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: Before 1650
  • Developed by: Unknown
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2062
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1948-729


  • Fruit colour: Green


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Also known as

  • Flower of Kent

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