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Tydeman's Early Worcester apple

An interesting cross between McIntosh and Worcester Pearmain, two varieties which in some ways were made for each other.  The result is an early-season apple which mostly takes after Worcester Pearmain but gets some useful extra sweetness and juiciness from McIntosh.

USDA identification images for Tydeman's Early Worcester

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.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 07 Sep 2014  TYNE & WEAR, United Kingdom
      I put one of these in my garden because Keeper's Nursery said it was suitable for northern Britain, now about 6 years old. Not particularly impressed - crunchy and juicy but rather flavourless. A disappointment to its parents!
    • 24 Oct 2013  WEST SUSSEX, United Kingdom
      I've just bought these apples from my local farm shop. Delicious. My favorite apple is the McIntosh Red but hopeless to find in shops in the South of England. This apple is a good second best. I don't normally eat apples as I like the softer flesh. Could even be tempted to try growing some.
    • 14 Aug 2012  MA, United States
      A very tasty apple with a texture that is between crisp and mushy. One of the tastiest early apples. It does brown very quickly though !

    Tree register

    United States

    United Kingdom




    • Hayden in Winslow, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
    • Lydia Kokotos in Lower Wattle Grove, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA
    • Warren in Cobram, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA


    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2014 season

    • 2nd May  2014  - tree owned by Robert in St Albans, United Kingdom

    2013 season

    • May  2013  - tree owned by Martin in Weston-Super-Mare, United Kingdom

    2012 season

    • 2nd May  2012  - tree owned by Celia in Manchester, United Kingdom

    2010 season

    • 1st May  2010  - tree owned by Stuart in Newbury, United Kingdom

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2016 season

    • September  2016  - tree owned by Elaine in Mold, United Kingdom

    2013 season

    • 4th week August  2013  - tree owned by Martin in Weston-Super-Mare, United Kingdom

    2011 season

    • 1st week September  2011  - tree owned by Kay in Leeds, United Kingdom


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: McIntosh x Worcester Pearmain
    • Originates from: United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1928 / 1945
    • Developed by: H.M. Tydeman, East Malling Research Station
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2006-011


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flesh colour: White
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit size: Large
    • Fruit shape: Round


    • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweeter
    • Flavour style (apples): Aromatic
    • Flavour style (apples): Vinous
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Drying
    • Flavour style (apples): Honeyed
    • Flavour style (apples): Strawberry


    • Flowering group: 4
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Slightly large
    • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Tydeman's Early Worcester apple trees for sale:

    • Keepers Nursery
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    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Tydeman's Early Worcester:

    United States



    • Apples of England (1948)
      Author: Taylor