Variety Place of origin Description A B
Arlingham Schoolboys Gloucestershire General purpose variety, the last tree in Arlingham died in the late 1990’s. E.C. sold out
Ashmeads Kernel Gloucestershire An excellent dessert apple. Gloucestershire’s most famous apple started in 1700 but not recognized much outside the county for nearly 300 years after its birth. E.5.  sold out
Beauty of Bath One of the most popular early varieties of dessert apples E.  sold out
Blenheim Orange An old favourite, good keeper, sweet nutty flavour. E.C.3. MM106, MM111
Bramley Nottingham  Most popular cooker, 19th Century  C.3.  sold out
 Chaxhill Red Gloucestershire A general purpose variety but best known for cider. In 1873 it won a First Class Certificate for cider at Gloucester. First raised by Squire Bennett of Chaxhill House, Chaxhill, Westbury-on-Severn. Squire Bennett who owned the Chaxhill Estate was interested in fruit production and his tenants farms were well stocked with a broad range of apple and other fruit varieties. He was a friend of William Viner Ellis of nearby Minsterworth Court. William Viner Ellis is much mentioned by R. Hogg in The Fruit Manual (1884).  He helped Hogg find a number of rare varieties of apple tree. Ci sold out
Charles Ross  Large versatile English apple. It can be eaten fresh, and has a sweet Cox-style flavour. It is also a good baking apple, and useful for apple tarts because slices keep their shape when cooked. Mid-season variety, and also keeps fairly well, E.C.3. sold out
Court Pendu Plas  sold out
Cox Orange flush over greenish yellow. Deep cream flesh has sweet aromatic flavour. Self-fertile E.3. sold out
Dabinett Somerset Excellent quality, bittersweet cider apple. 19th century. Ci.5.  M25
Discovery Excellent early dessert apple, crisp and juicy with a hint of strawberry. Reliable and has good disease resistance. E.3. sold out
Dymock Red Gloucestershire  A very old vintage cider variety from the village of its name. Also useful for dessert and culinary purposes. Ci. Sold out
Eden Gloucestershire  A dessert variety with Cox in its parentage, started in 1948 at Fon’s Orchard between Falfield and Thornbury. E.  sold out
Egremont Russet The best known and most popular of the russet apples. Very distinctive rich nutty flavour. Origin: England, 1872 E.2. sold out
Ellison’s Orange Ellisons Orange is an early (c1905) cross of Cox’s Orange Pippin, and without doubt one of the most significant Cox-style apples. Its depth and range of flavour are in the same league as its parent. Its uniqueness comes from the strange aniseed flavour which can arise after picking – a facet of the Cox-family aromatic complexity which is not apparent in its parent. E.3. sold out
 Gloucestershire Underleaf  A well known and much loved variety throughout Gloucestershire. It can be eaten fresh, cooked or made into cider. C.E.Ci sold out
 Golden Noble Large handsome round fruit. Pale green skin ripening to golden yellow. Occasional pink flush. Cream coloured flesh with high vitamin C content. Good sharp flavour needing little added sugar. Ideal for apple pies as it keeps some of its shape when cooked. Keeps well losing some of its sharpness such that it can be used as a dessert apple in the spring.  E.C. Sold out
Hidden Rose Tart with a subtly sweet taste with a flavour  that has been likened to strawberry lemonade! Pink/red, crisp and juicy flesh. Green/yellow skin with a pink/orange flush. Keeps well until Jan/Feb E.C.3. sold out
Harry Masters Jersey Also known as ‘Port Wine’ well known for it’s full bitter sweet cider Ci.5. sold out
Howgate Wonder  Large yellow striped red apple that keeps its shape when cooked. E.C.3.  sold out
Helens Large, green/yellow with freckled russet. Produces a light, fruit cider. Can be eaten fresh with a sweet, tangy taste E.3.  MM111
Katy Raised from James Grieve x Worcester Pearmain at the Fruit Breeding Institute, Balsgard, Sweden 1947. Its correct original name in Swedish is Katja, but it is generally known in the UK as Katy. It was introduced in 1966. Medium sized, conical apple. An attractive fruit with a bright red flush over pale green skin ripening to pale yellow. White, juicy flesh. Sweet but with plenty of balancing acidity. Fair flavour with a hint of strawberry. Good for juice. Fairly vigorous tree. Crops very well. Heavy crops must be thinned to avoid small fruit. A good early garden dessert variety. E.C.3. MM106
Irish Peach Early, small yellow fruit with a red flush. Slightly perfumed and juicy. Best eaten straight from the tree. Ready August E.2. sold out
Kingston Black Somerset One of the best known vintage cider varieties, medium bittersharp. Somerset 19th century. Ci.3. M25
Lakes Kernel A rare Gloucestershre dessert variety E.  sold out
Laxton’s Superb Sweet and similar to Cox, hardy and reliable. 19th century. E.4. sold out
Longney Russet Gloucestershire An old russet dessert apple from the village of it’s name E.  sold out
Margaret An very old early dessert apple. E. sold out
Michelin Michelin is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice. Cider apple varieties tend to remain in use primarily in their area of origin but Michelin was imported to England in the 19th century and as a result has become popular in English-speaking cider regions as well. Ci sold out
Morgan Sweet Early sweet cider/dessert apple E.Ci.  sold out
Paradice Gold Chosen by the Paralympic Legacy for the Olypic Park. Superb flavour, sweet and crisp texture. A good all round apple of some distinction! E.3 MM106
Pitmaston Pineapple E.3 sold out
Ribston Pippin E.2. sold out
Scotch Bridget E.C.3. sold out
 Somerset Redstreak  Popular, bittersweet cider apple. First grown in 1917.  Ci MM111
Spartan A popular, reliable dessert variety. Medium sized, round-conical fruit. Dark maroon flush over a pale yellow skin. White, crisp, juicy flesh. Sweet but with some acidity. Needs to be left on the tree for as long as possible for the flavour to develop. E. sold out
St Edmund’s Russet Mid season russet dessert apple. Sweet, juicy densely textured pale cream flesh. Attractive golden-red russet. First grow in 1875.  E.2  MM106
Tom Putt First grown in 1700, a popular duel purpose variety. C.Ci  sold out
Worcester Pearmain Classic, early dessert apple MM111
Warners King Large, pale green fruit turning pale yellow with slight brown/pink flush. Juicy and acidic, cooks to a sharp puree. Kent 18th century. C.2  M25
Yarlington Mill Somerset Well known medium sweet cider apple. First grown around 1900 Ci.  M25
Yellow Willy Gloucestershire Small yellow dessert apple, probably from Lydney. Another burrnott (see Welsh Druid) E.  sold out

E = Eater (Dessert)   C = Cooker (Culinary)   Ci = Cider.Key ‘A’      (Uses + flowering period if known)

1 = Early  to  5 = Late

Key ‘B’     (Rootstock availability}

MM106 =semi vigorous

M25 + MM111 = vigorous


Maidens  = £18.00

Bush       =  n/a

Half Standard = £24.00

Straightlead     = £24.00