Heritage Apples

Apples that have stood the test of time. A wide range of shapes and sizes, often with rich, complex flavours or other unusual qualities, from earlies in August to lates that keep until March.

Coming soon: a new range of Devon and SW heritage varieties available from November 2021. Please bear with us while we update our website with full details, or get in contact to ask us a question.

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Early Apples – Ripe August

Beauty of Bath

The classic early apple – a full sweet flavour with slight acid tang and very sweetly aromatic. Pink tinged flesh which makes a beautiful pink, sweet juice. Raised in Bath 1864.

Available on M9

Crimson Beauty of Bath

A rich, red coloured sport of the classic ‘Beauty of Bath’.

Available on MM106

Devonshire Quarrenden

A perfect English summer apple, sweet, crisp & juicy. A lovely fruity flavour with a hint of strawberry. Raised before 1690, probably in Devon.

Available on M9

Gladstone

The first apple of the Summer, ready in late July. Sweet with refreshing acidity and raspberry to redcurrant notes. Crisp with soft melting flesh, fragrant and juicy. Disease resistant. Raised in Worcs.,1868.

Available on MM106


Second Early Apples – Ripe Sept

Ellison’s Orange

Rich and distinctive aromatic flavour, with hints of aniseed and a vinous aroma, reflecting its Cox parentage. Hardy and productive. Raised in Lincs., before 1900.

Available on MM106, M9 & M27

St Edmund’s Pippin

The best early russet, with excellent flavour. Rich, sweet and balanced flavour. Raised in Suffolk, 1870.

Available on M27


Mid-season Apples – Ripe Sept – Dec

Bardsey Island Apple

Mild, sweet flavour with a unique lemon aroma. An established tree found in 1998 at the site of an ancient abbey on Bardsey Island, Wales. The original tree is productive and disease-free despite growing in an exposed coastal location.

Available on MM106 & M9

Court of Wick

Deliciously intense, fruity flavour. Crisp and juicy, sweet with a hint of sharpness. Trees are vigorous, hardy, healthy and a reliable cropper. Raised in Somerset before 1790.

Available on M9

Egremont Russet

A classic Victorian russet, highly regarded for its distinctive sweet nutty flavour. A versatile fruit, working well in savoury salads and arguably the best companion for cheese. Raised before 1872.

Available on MM106, M9 & M27

Flanders Cox

A red sport of Cox, with many of its qualities, but is easier to grow. The apples are crisp, aromatic and juicy with a distinctive ‘Cox’ flavour. More disease resistant than ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’, so can be grown happily in the West Country. Found in France, 1942

Available on M27

Lord Lambourne

Juicy, sweet and acidic with good, rich flavour and strong sweet aroma. Raised in Beds., 1907

Available on M9

Pitmaston Pineapple

Small russetted apple with a rich and distinctive flavour, nutty and honey sweet with a hint of pineapple. Raised in Worcs., in 1785

Available on MM106 & M9

Ribston Pippin

Intense, rich aromatic flavour with hint of pear drops, sharper than a Cox but with a greater depth. Yorks., 1688

Available on MM106 & M9


Late Apples – Ripe Nov – April

Adam’s Pearmain

An attractive apple, with its unusual conical shape and a reddish orange flush over a golden yellow backdrop. Crisp and dry with nutty, typically russet flavour. Raised in Herefs. in 1832.

Available on MM106

Ashmead’s Kernel

A true connoisseur’s apple, with a strong sweet-sharp flavour, highly aromatic, firm, juicy and refreshing. A tough disease-resistant tree once widely grown commercially. Raised in Gloucs., c. 1700

Available on MM106, M9 & M27

Christmas Pearmain

Rich, mildly aromatic and full of flavour. A good balance of sweetness and brisk acidity, crisp & juicy. As the name sugests, flavour is best in late Dec to Jan. Raised in Kent in 1893

Available on MM106

Cornish Aromatic

Sweet, aromatic, slightly spicy with nice acid bite. A good garden variety. Raised in Cornwall, before 1813

Available on MM106

D’Arcy Spice

Richly aromatic and sweet, with good balance of acid. In hot, dry summers develops a unique spicy flavour for which it is renowned. Raised in Essex in 1785

Available on MM106