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Creating an Apple Family Tree, a word of caution

Creating a family tree is so very tempting, especially if you have limited space. I have been doing a batch of cleft grafts using P22 as the apple rootstock. But a word of caution. You must select the varieties with … Continue reading

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Pear Apple – Update

From a previous post http://www.gb-online.co.uk/gb-wordpress/?p=900 We were perplexed as to what variety we had actually got. It started off looking like a red skinned apple, mainly deep green background and red to the sun. But it has now developed into … Continue reading

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Rouget Plouer – apple variety

A native of the town namesake, grown in the northeast of Cotes d’Armor and the surrounding communities of Ille-et-Vilaine The fruit have firm flesh, tart, sweet, juicy. Very productive, flowering midseason. Good resistance to parasites. Mainly used for cooking, ready … Continue reading

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Berlepsch – apple variety

Raised in about 1880 in Grevenbroich, Rheinland, Germany by Diedrich Uhlhorn junior. Fruits have crisp flesh with a subacid flavour. A really nice looking apple, a few more weeks to go for its colour to develop more. Synonyms: Baron Barlepsh, … Continue reading

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Twenty Ounce (20 oz) apple variety

This variety is being grown as a bit of a novelty. It is at present only part way through its growing season, but it is already nearly 50% bigger in size than a Bramley. When ripe it will have red … Continue reading

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Coeur-de-Boeuf apple variety

A Culinary apple that we are now growing – Coeur de Boeuf (Ox heart) because of its appearance. An apple of French origin. Known since 1200s. Fruits have soft, greenish veined pink flesh with a sweet subacid, aromatic flavour. Synonyms: … Continue reading

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