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 recognised much outside the county for nearly 300 years after its birth. E.5.  MM106
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. sold out
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. MM106
 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
Golden Spire Found in Lancashire in about 1850. Introduced by Richard Smith, nurseryman, of Worcester. In Gloucestershire, where it was grown as a cider apple, it is known as Tom Matthews. Quite widely grown in the late 19th century and also recommended as a decorative tree due to its weeping habit. A distinctly shaped, tall, oblong apple. Light green becoming golden yellow when fully ripe. Deep cream flesh with quite intense, almost cidery flavour. Sharp and juicy. Cooks to a yellow puree, slightly brisk and well flavoured. Self-fertile C.Ci sold out
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
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
Kidds Orange Red Sweet, crisp and aromatic, with a good balance of sugar and acidity. A good Cox alternative. E.3. 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 M25
Morgan Sweet Early sweet cider/dessert apple E.Ci.  sold out
Pigs Nose Pippin A small, sweet dessert apple, first grown in Herefordshire in 1884 E.4 sold out
Rheads Reinette Rare Gloucestershire dessert variety, with a Cox-like flavour E. 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
Taynton Codlin Gloucestershire General purpose variety, once popular in it native area  E.C.  sold out
Tom Putt First grown in 1700, a popular duel purpose variety. C.Ci
Tremletts Bitter A mostly red, often blotchy appleTremletts Bitter is a real cider apple – one bite from a fresh one and you won’t be wanting another in a hurry! The fruit are medium sized and have a hard, bittersweet flavour, high in tannin. MM111
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 + MM111 = vigorous


Maidens  = £18.00

Bush       =  n/a

Half Standard = £24.00

Straightlead     = £24.00