‘Ellison’s Orange’ (1904)
Admired by many “for its aniseed aftertaste”. Raised by Rev Ellison of Bracebridge in Lincolnshire and a Mr Wipf, the gardener at Hartsholme Hall in Lincolnshire. Ellison was a renowned “A good cropper and a great tasting russet.” This small dessert apple came from Enmore Castle in Somerset. Fruits have firm flesh with a sweet and nutty flavour. Ready to pick mid-October. ‘Pitmaston Pine Apple’ (1820) Small, golden apples with “an unusual flavour” reminiscent of pineapple. Usually picked in October, but best stored until December and January to allow the flavour to develop. Raised by John Williams, of Pitmaston, near Worcester, and first shown in London at an RHS show in 1820.