Variety Place of origin Description A B
Adam’s Pearmain A distinctive, late high quality dessert apple. Rich, aromatic and nutty flavour with juicy/crisp flesh. Norfolk 19th century E.2. sold out
Arlingham Schoolboys Gloucestershire A general purpose variety. Named by Willam Phipps (before 1914) The last old tree in Arlingham died in 1993. E. M25
Arthur Turner Large yellowish/green cooker. Cooks to a delicious golden puree. Known for it’s exceptional display of attractive light pink blossom. Buckinghamshire 1912 C.3. M25
Ashmeads Kernel Gloucestershire An excellent dessert apple. Gloucestershire’s most famous apple started in 1700 but not recognised much outside the county for nearly 300 years after its birth. E.5. M25
Blenheim Orange An old favourite, good keeper, sweet nutty flavour. E.C.3. MM106
Bramley       Nottingham Most popular cooker,  19th Century. C.3. MM106
Corse Hill Gloucestershire General purpose, but best known for cider. Ci.C.E. 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
Dabinett Somerset Excellent quality, bittersweet cider apple. 19th century. Ci.5. M25, MM111
Discovery Excellent early dessert apple, crisp and juicy with a hint of strawberry. Reliable and has good disease resistance. E.3. MM106
Eden Gloucestershire  A dessert variety with Cox in its parentage, started in 1948 at Fon’s Orchard between Falfield and Thornbury. E. sold out
Ellison’s Orange A traditional English dessert apple, with an Aniseed flavour that develops after picking. E.4. sold out
Elmore Pippin Gloucestershire Very late dessert apple (fruit stillon the tree in mid November) E. sold out
Flower of the West Gloucestershire  Small russet dessert apple E. 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. MM106
Harry Masters Jersey Also known as ‘Port Wine’ well known for it’s full bitter sweet cider Ci.5. M25
Hen’s Turd’s Gloucestershire  A cider variety from Rodley. How it earned its disparaging name is a mystery. Ci. sold out
Herefordshire Russet An excellent russet, with a Cox like flavour E.3. sold out
Howgate Wonder Very large apple for cooking and fresh eating. Isle of Wight 1915 E.C.3. sold out
James Grieve Raised by James Grieve in Edinburgh, Scotland either from a Pott’s Seedling or Cox’s Orange Pippin seedling. Introduced by Dickson’s Nursery. First recorded 1893. Received RHS Award of Merit 1897 and a First Class Certificate 1906. Formerly grown commercially in the UK and Northern Europe. Medium to large, round-conical fruit. Bright red flush over green skin ripening to yellow. Attractive looking. Creamy white, soft, juicy flesh. Quite sharp early in the season when it makes a good stewing apple. Acidity mellows in September and October but it still remains a fairly sharp tasting dessert apple. Bruises very easily. Limited storage life going soft quite quickly. Excellent variety for juice making. Moderately vigorous, spreading tree. Heavy cropper. Good pollinator. E.3. sold out
Jenny Lind      Gloucestershire Named after the famous Swedish opera singer (1820-1887) E. sold out
King of the Pippins A true multi purpose variety. E.C.Ci.3. sold out
Kingston Black Somerset One of the best known vintage cider varieties, medium bittersharp. Somerset 19th century. Ci.3. M25
Lady Henniker Old traditional cooker from Suffolk 1873 C.4. sold out
Lakes Kernel Gloucestershire A really nice dessert variety from Ashleworth. Thought to have been first grown by Bill Lake of Hartpury, a blacksmith, now deceased. He had a blacksmith’s shop opposite the Royal Exchange public house.  Descendants of Mr Lake still live in the neighbourhood of Ashleworth to-day (2000). E. sold out
Laxton’s Superb Sweet and similar to Cox, hardy and reliable. 19th century. E.4. MM106, M25
Longney Russet Gloucestershire A dessert apple, but used locally for cider. E. MM106
Lord Derby Quality, large green cooker. C.4. M25, MM106
Morgan Sweet An early ripening sweet cider apple, that can be eaten fresh. E. M25, MM106
Newton Wonder Excellent late keeping, yellow and red apple, cooks to a juicy mild puree, or a fruity eater after storing, 19th century. E.C.5. sold out
Peasgood Nonsuch Very large cooker, that can be eaten fresh too. E.C.3. sold out
Rheads Reinette Gloucestershire A really nice dessert apple. Raised from seed by William Rhead (1852-1955) at either Elton Farm, Elton or Peglars Farm, Flaxley. E. sold out
Ribston Pippin Known in some parts of Gloucestershire as ‘Jackets and Waistcoats’ or ‘Jackets and Petticoats’ Popular high quality dessert apple. E. MM106
Severn Bank An old and well known early general purpose variety. E.C.Ci. sold out
 Somerset Redstreak  Popular, bittersweet cider apple. First grown in 1917.  Ci M25
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.  MM106
St Edmunds Russet A very early multi purpose variety. Attractive golden/red russet with a silvery sheen. E.C.Ci.2. sold out
Vallis A cider apple first recorded early 1900’s. Possibly from Gloucestershire or North Somerset. Also known as ‘Royal Snow’ Ci. sold out
William Crump High quality dessert apple. Greenish/yellow striped red/orange with almost yellow flesh. Rich and sweet, Cox like flavour. E.3. MM106
Worcester Pearmain A reliable cropper of fairly early fruit (September). Sweet and juicy with a strawberry flavour. E.3. sold out
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  = vigorous


Maidens  = £22.00

Bush       =  £28.00

Half Standard = £30.00

Straightlead     = £30.00