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Tom Putt apple

An old English cider apple which can also be used as a cooking apple.

USDA identification images for Tom Putt

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

    • 07 Feb 2021  BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, United Kingdom
      My parents have a Tom Putt in their garden in Amersham. It is the last remaining tree from an orchard that existed on the site before the house was built in the 1930s. It is lovely cooker, makes great jams and sauces and i have recently made a single variety cider with it. It has a sharp taste eaten fresh but is edible as a dessert once allowed to mellow, however it does not keep for very long.
    • 07 Dec 2014  ABERDEENSHIRE, United Kingdom
      I grow a Tom Putt in Aberdeen. The tree is 10+ years, is a large spreading and crops very well every year. We eat the apples fresh as well as for juicing. Both delicious. Very healthy but also very spreading. Needs space.
    • 03 Nov 2013  SUFFOLK, United Kingdom
      I grew up with 2 of these trees in my Grandmothers garden in Suffolk. We were told that they were early cookers late eaters and always enjoyed them. They are a lovely eating apple and when they cook the skins go a beautiful pink. The trees are very old now, with broken branches and parts resting on the ground. But they still crop very well. A delicious and versatile apple.

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2017 season

    • 26th April  2017  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom

    2016 season

    • 13th May  2016  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom

    2014 season

    • 6th May  2014  - tree owned by Bruce in Taunton, United Kingdom
    • 1st May  2014  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom

    2013 season

    • 20th May  2013  - tree owned by Bruce in Taunton, United Kingdom
    • 16th May  2013  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom
    • 16th May  2013  - tree owned by Jean in Martock, United Kingdom

    2012 season

    • 9th May  2012  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom
    • 24th April  2012  - tree owned by Bruce in Taunton, United Kingdom

    2011 season

    • 25th April  2011  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom
    • 19th April  2011  - tree owned by Bruce in Taunton, United Kingdom

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2018 season

    • 4th week August  2018  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom

    2017 season

    • 1st week September  2017  - tree owned by Philip in Llandeilo, United Kingdom

    2013 season

    • 3rd week September  2013  - tree owned by Bruce in Taunton, United Kingdom
    • September  2013  - tree owned by David in Litton, United Kingdom

    2011 season

    • 2nd week September  2011  - tree owned by Bruce in Taunton, United Kingdom

    2010 season

    • 2nd week October  2010  - tree owned by Chris in Kidderminster, United Kingdom

    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Introduced: 18th century

    Using

    • Picking season: Early
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Traditional cooker
    • Food uses: Juice
    • Food uses: Hard cider
    • Juice style: Sharp (cider)

    Growing

    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Triploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Organic culture: Suitable

    Climate

    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cold (< 20C / 67F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

    Identification

    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
    • Leaf colour: Green

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Tom Putt apple trees for sale:


    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Tom Putt:

    United Kingdom




    References

    • Apples of England (1948)
      Author: Taylor

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