Darcy Spice is an old dessert apple found at Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex in about 1785.The flavour is richly aromatic and sweet, though it needs a hot summer and keeping for a month or so to gain the fabulous spicy flavour for which it is famed.
Apple Discovery often heralds the start of the apple season being a very early variety. The apples of the Discovery are of medium size coloured fresh green with a deep red blush on one side. Crisp white flesh tinged pink, fresh juicy flavour with hint of strawberry. Apple Discovery needs to be eaten straight from the tree to enjoy its flavour to the full.
Apple Dr. Harvey is another from our heritage collection of apples. Thought to have been named after Dr. Gabriel Harvey, a former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, who lived in Saffron Walden, Essex.
George Cave is an attractive early season medium sized dessert apple. Fruit can vary in colour but usually is pale green-yellow with red flush diffused over one half. Flesh is crisp with a sweet and juicy finish. A reliable cropper, George Cave originated as a chance seedling and was named after the raiser a Mr George Cave.
Apple Monarch is a large red cooking apple ripening attractively to yellow/white, heavily flushed with crimson. It originated in Essex in 1888 and flourishes in wet climates. When the Apple Monarch is cooked it turns into a beautiful creamy puree fit for any use.
Produces a medium sized apple with mostly yellow skin with a slight red flush and broken red stripes. Flesh is crisp and juicy with a strong strawberry fruity flavour which reflects one of its parents Worcester Pearmain the other being Apple Rival