Apple - Bess Pool

£25.00 - £37.00
Type: 
Dessert
Ready to pick: 
October
Use fruit: 
November - March
Pollination: 
Group C (self-sterile)
Botanic Name: 
Malus domestica 'Bess Pool'
Synonyms: 
Black Blenheim, Stradbrooke Pippin
Originated: 
Nottinghamshire,UK (Pre.1725)
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Description

Famous old English apple, discovered by Bess Pool in the early 1700s in a Nottinghamshire wood. The fruit achieved local fame for outstanding flavour and was taken up by a local nurseryman: JR Pearson of Chilwell. Large oblong flat-sided fruit with a beautiful crimson flush - the flesh is rich and sweet, though tender and rather crumbly to modern tastes. Can be shy to crop - dust with sulphate of potash every spring.

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