Apple - Cats Head

£23.50 - £35.00
Ready to pick: 
Use fruit: 
October - January
Group C (self-sterile)
Botanic Name: 
Malus domestica 'Cats Head'
Coustard, Herefordshire Goose, Leadington, Pig’s Snout (qv)
Not known (pre.1629)


An extremely old variety of cooking apple, very elongated and angular in appearance. Already known by the early 1620s, the exact origin of this variety is unclear, but it is almost certainly a seedling of the ‘costard’ apples introduce in to the UK by the Normans in the 11th and 12th Centuries. Very large pale yellow or silvery green fruit with a very smooth skin, this cooks to a firm sharp puree. Medium sized spreading tree, and a heavy cropper.

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