Tag Archives: Apple

A new apple variety ‘Agra’ from Latvia, ripe 24th July 2020

This is a new variety that we purchased from Latvia a couple of years ago. Breeder: Rudolfs DumbravsBreeding place: Iedzeni, Madonas county, LatviaHolder: APP Darzkopibas institutsApproved on: 31/01/2002Future expiration date: 31/12/2032 A very early summer variety from Latvia. The fruits … Continue reading

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A new variety to us – Apple – Pirja 23rd July 2020

A Finnish breed from 1981, which is a cross between the varieties ‘Huvitus’ and ‘Melba’. A slow-growing tree that has medium-sized, flat-round, green-yellow apples with a red to red-striped cover colour that covers almost the entire fruit. It has a … Continue reading

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Exquisitely coloured purple fruitlet of crab apple Neville Copeland (Copeman)

In passing through my orchard, this particular variety caught my eye. It has vivid purple fruitlets, that show up against the green of the leaves. Very often grown as a pollinator, as it has a very wide flowering period. The … Continue reading

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Apple – Viking variety – New for 2019

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An early ripening Apple – Yellow Transparent, early August

An early ripening Apple – Yellow Transparent that ripens in early August. In good years (like 2019) it was ripe in late July. It was thought to be a US variety, but it originated in Latvia, 1850’s, hence its cold … Continue reading

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Early ripening Apple – ‘Widows Friend’ end of July

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

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2019 DNA Testing – Fruit Tree Leaves sent off today.

Coming to the end of June is the last time for sending in fruit tree leaf samples for DNA Analysis. These were sent to East Malling Research Establishment via Fruitid. I have sent 8 leaves of the following, and hopefully … Continue reading

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The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada – 7 volumes

After 2 years being on the waiting list, I finally got my copy of the following set of books. A set of 7 volumes, each 500-600 pages. The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada by Daniel … Continue reading

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We are pleased to offer Leicestershire Heritage Apple trees as Bare Rooted

This year we are pleased to offer for sale Leicestershire Heritage Apple trees as Bare Rooted for shipping this coming winter. We give support to the ‘Leicestershire Heritage Apple Project’ by supplying rootstocks for their grafting workshops and the growing … Continue reading

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Cockington (Devon) Orchard 2016

This is a view of the orchard mainly planted 5 years or so ago Further on from the previous plantings these look like they were planted last year. Yet again none of them have any name tags. But it looks … Continue reading

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