Apple - Bess Pool

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