‘Devonshire Quarrendon’ (1670s)
“An early apple with a good fruity flavour,” says Gary. This smooth-skinned reddish eating apple was written about in The Compleat Planter and Cyderist (1690). It has a strawberry flavour and crops in August. pomologist and fruit grower in the early 20th century; one parent is ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’. Ready for harvest in September or early October. ‘Golden Knob’ (late 1700s) apple, sharp and sweet as well as juicy, it was raised by Dr Ashmead in his garden around 1700. However, it didn’t become popular for another 150 years.