Devonshire Quarrenden is a very old apple of unknown origin from about 1685. Devonshire Quarrenden is one of the delights of the early harvest apple, straight from the tree it has a distinct strawberry like sweet flavour. Attractive deep red skin, flesh nicely crisp infused with pink red tones.
Apple Doctor Hogg is a most impressive very large culinary apple, greenish yellow with prominent ribs from top to bottom and cooks to a beautiful aromatic fluff. Apple Doctor Hogg was named in honour of an apple enthusiast a Dr. Robert Hogg. It was thought to have been raised by the Head Gardener at Leonardslee in Sussex around 1880.
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.
Emperor Alexander was one of many apples grown in Russia, origins probably the Ukraine. Brought to this country around the turn of the 1800s and grown on by James Lee, a nurseryman of the time to provide an apple that would be suited to tough cold conditions. Emperor Alexander produces a dual-purpose large pale yellow skinned fruit striped and flushed red
An apple of recent breeding in 1966 from the Horticultural Research Institute, East Malling in Kent. Greensleves is a cross between James Grieve and Golden Delicious. Pale greenish yellow in colour turning a more golden yellow if left on the tree till October.
The Honey Pippin apple was raised by Justin Brooke in the 1950s and introduced by a nursery near Newmarket in Suffolk. Presented to the National Fruit Collection in 1981. Named Honey Pippin to reflect the sweet honeyed taste with a strong accent of Cox Orange Pippin flavour.
Apple Jonathan is an attractive looking apple of excellent flavour, produces regular heavy crops of juicy, sweet apples. Also has a distinct benefit of being a self-fertile variety. Jonathan is an apple of N. American origin and still widely grown there