Early ripening Apple – ‘Widows Friend’ end of July

This variety of Apple named Widows Friend, ripens very early at the end of July.

Apple - Widows Friend

Apple – Widows Friend

Apple - Widows Friend

Apple – Widows Friend

It is a small to medium sized eating apple, generally of yellowish skin, but bright red on the sunny side. When fully ripe it has soft flesh and of quite sweet flavour. It does not keep, so must be eaten straight off the tree. As its one of the earliest ripening, it tends to attract the wasps. But it is of good quality for an early apple.

Said to have been grown in Co Armagh, Ireland and also in the USA.

 

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