‘El­li­son’s Or­ange’ (1904)

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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.

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