‘Devon­shire Quar­ren­don’ (1670s)

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“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.

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