Variety: Pitmaston Pineapple


Day Ten Variety: Pitmaston Pineapple
Picked: 08/10/2012

A number of fruits in the Collection were developed with charachteristics of other fruits. When pineapples came into Northern land, growers attempted to reflect the colour and even the taste in apples. One of the most interesting is the Ananas Reinette from the Netherlands. In England the Pitmaston Pineapple was developed in Herefordshire and exhibited and marketed by the Pitmaston Nursery in Worcester. It proved successful and like many other varieties was popularised by the Bunyards in the 1920's and 1930's/ Also from Pitmaston came some distinctive pear varieties, appropriate for Worcestershire.
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Last year on the run up the the Apple Festival, we posted a different variety of Apple to our blog picked from the National Fruit Collection in Kent, the largest fruit collection in the world. You can find out more about the Collection and what it is achieving in Kent here...

Brogdale's Apple Festival is being held on the 18th & 19th October 2014 where, over the course of the weekend, there will be over 200 varieties of Apples and Pears to taste and buy. The festival will also be a buzz with live music, food, produce, stalls and children's activities as well as local ciders and juices for you to enjoy!

Variety: Kidd's Orange Red

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Variety: Kidd's Orange Red
Picked: 08/10/2012

A well known variety from New Zealand named after it's grower. It's parentage is from Cox and the American Delicious. It has been grown in England since the 1930's. Like many southern hemisphere varieties it needs plenty of sunshine and warmth to be at it's best.

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Last year on the run up the the Apple Festival, we posted a different variety of Apple to our blog picked from the National Fruit Collection in Kent, the largest fruit collection in the world. You can find out more about the Collection and what it is achieving in Kent here...

Brogdale's Apple Festival is being held on the 18th & 19th October 2014 where, over the course of the weekend, there will be over 200 varieties of Apples and Pears to taste and buy. The festival will also be a buzz with live music, food, produce, stalls and children's activities as well as local ciders and juices for you to enjoy!

Variety: Altlander Rosenapfel


Variety: Altlander Rosenapfel
Picked: 08/10/2012

Many fruits are grown on the Region of Altland near Hamburg, Germany and it has been an important area for new apple and pear varieties also. Important sorts can be seen and tasted at Brogdale including the cooker Altländer Pfannkuchenapfel which makes a brisk puree. Like the former the Rosenapfel was widely grown by the 1840's. Both appear to have been found by chance and the Rosenapfel has a pretty flush as it name suggests.
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Last year on the run up the the Apple Festival, we posted a different variety of Apple to our blog picked from the National Fruit Collection in Kent, the largest fruit collection in the world. You can find out more about the Collection and what it is achieving in Kent here...

Brogdale's Apple Festival is being held on the 18th & 19th October 2014 where, over the course of the weekend, there will be over 200 varieties of Apples and Pears to taste and buy. The festival will also be a buzz with live music, food, produce, stalls and children's activities as well as local ciders and juices for you to enjoy!

Variety: Ellison's Orange


Variety: Ellison's Orange
Picked: 08/10/2012

Ellison's Orange is a well known apple and is named after the originator, Reverend Ellison in Lincolnshire. It is a cross between Cox and Calville Blanc and is over 100 years old. It is popular in the North and when fully developed has a distinctive aniseed taste.

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Last year on the run up the the Apple Festival, we posted a different variety of Apple to our blog picked from the National Fruit Collection in Kent, the largest fruit collection in the world. You can find out more about the Collection and what it is achieving in Kent here...

Brogdale's Apple Festival is being held on the 18th & 19th October 2014 where, over the course of the weekend, there will be over 200 varieties of Apples and Pears to taste and buy. The festival will also be a buzz with live music, food, produce, stalls and children's activities as well as local ciders and juices for you to enjoy!

Variety: Royal Jubilee


Variety: Royal Jubilee
Picked: 08/10/2012

Appropriate for this year as it is Brogdale's Diamond Jubilee. This variety of apple was Raised by John Graham of Hounslow before 1888 but widely available in Queen Victoria's Jubilee year of 1893 when it was introduced by merryman George Bunyard of Maidstone. When cooked, it keeps it's shape and has a sharp taste. It is popular in Bavaria for use in Apple Recipes and for Processing.

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Last year on the run up the the Apple Festival, we posted a different variety of Apple to our blog picked from the National Fruit Collection in Kent, the largest fruit collection in the world. You can find out more about the Collection and what it is achieving in Kent here...

Brogdale's Apple Festival is being held on the 18th & 19th October 2014 where, over the course of the weekend, there will be over 200 varieties of Apples and Pears to taste and buy. The festival will also be a buzz with live music, food, produce, stalls and children's activities as well as local ciders and juices for you to enjoy!

Variety: Red Blenheim


Variety: Red Blenheim
Picked: 28/09/2012

Many famous varities have ‘sports’ or ‘clones’ where the original has been ‘improved.
The collections have various examples deriving from varities like Cox and Jonathan.
This is a red form of the well known Blenheim Orange.

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Last year on the run up the the Apple Festival, we posted a different variety of Apple to our blog picked from the National Fruit Collection in Kent, the largest fruit collection in the world. You can find out more about the Collection and what it is achieving in Kent here...

Brogdale's Apple Festival is being held on the 18th & 19th October 2014 where, over the course of the weekend, there will be over 200 varieties of Apples and Pears to taste and buy. The festival will also be a buzz with live music, food, produce, stalls and children's activities as well as local ciders and juices for you to enjoy!

Variety: King Russet


Variety: King Russet
Picked: 28/09/2012

There are many Russet types here, from many countries. In England most commercial is Egremont R. (you can try the juice here at Brogdale).

Known as 'Reine des Reinette' in France, it has been grown here since 18th Century. Used in Normandy for cider and in cakes so very versatile.


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Last year on the run up the the Apple Festival, we posted a different variety of Apple to our blog picked from the National Fruit Collection in Kent, the largest fruit collection in the world. You can find out more about the Collection and what it is achieving in Kent here...

Brogdale's Apple Festival is being held on the 18th & 19th October 2014 where, over the course of the weekend, there will be over 200 varieties of Apples and Pears to taste and buy. The festival will also be a buzz with live music, food, produce, stalls and children's activities as well as local ciders and juices for you to enjoy!

Variety: Eden


Variety: Eden
Picked: 28/09/12

A vividly coloured small apple which is very pretty on the tree and has crisp, juicy flesh.

Eden was raised just after the second world war from Cox’s Orange Pippin and John Standish.

John Standish has the same bright colour, was a staple of Victorian and Edwardian garden's and is well worth searching out.
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Last year on the run up the the Apple Festival, we posted a different variety of Apple to our blog picked from the National Fruit Collection in Kent, the largest fruit collection in the world. You can find out more about the Collection and what it is achieving in Kent here...

Brogdale's Apple Festival is being held on the 18th & 19th October 2014 where, over the course of the weekend, there will be over 200 varieties of Apples and Pears to taste and buy. The festival will also be a buzz with live music, food, produce, stalls and children's activities as well as local ciders and juices for you to enjoy!

Variety: Duke of Devonshire


Variety: Duke of Devonshire
Picked: 28/09/2012

A popular variety cultivated by the Duke’s head gardener before 1875 and reached it’s ‘peak’ in Edwardian days. Still available but more important in gardens and small enterprises.

Many apple varities were raised on estates of the gentry. As well as feeding, the household the fruit gained status elsewhere.

You will find other lordly fruits and even regal ones such as Queen Alexandra and King Edward VII, a fine cooking apple.
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Last year on the run up the the Apple Festival, we posted a different variety of Apple to our blog picked from the National Fruit Collection in Kent, the largest fruit collection in the world. You can find out more about the Collection and what it is achieving in Kent here...

Brogdale's Apple Festival is being held on the 18th & 19th October 2014 where, over the course of the weekend, there will be over 200 varieties of Apples and Pears to taste and buy. The festival will also be a buzz with live music, food, produce, stalls and children's activities as well as local ciders and juices for you to enjoy!

Variety: Ingrid Marie


Variety: Ingrid Marie
Picked: 28/09/2012

Although Danish, the 'Ingrid Marie' variety is grown widely in northern Europe and can also be found in this country.
It is a Cox Orange Pippin seedling and originated about 100 years ago.
The pale cream flesh is aromatic and juicy and well worth sampling.

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Last year on the run up the the Apple Festival, we posted a different variety of Apple to our blog picked from the National Fruit Collection in Kent, the largest fruit collection in the world. You can find out more about the Collection and what it is achieving in Kent here...

Brogdale's Apple Festival is being held on the 18th & 19th October 2014 where, over the course of the weekend, there will be over 200 varieties of Apples and Pears to taste and buy. The festival will also be a buzz with live music, food, produce, stalls and children's activities as well as local ciders and juices for you to enjoy!