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Ben's Red Bush (M106)

£31.00
Size: 
Bush (M106)
Type: 
Dessert
Pollination Group: 
Group B
Fertility: 
self-sterile
Rootstock: 
M106
Use: 
Early Season (Aug - Sep)
Pre-Order: 
Available to order now for delivery November 2022
SKU: APPBENR-45403
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Description

Wonderful early season apple, raised around 1830 by Ben Roberts of Trannack, Cornwall. Samples were later sent to the nurserymen G Bunyard of Maidstone in Kent, who officially introduced it in the 1890's. Thought to have Devonshire Quarrenden as a prent, it is very similar to its illustrious parent - deep maroon red skin and pink-tinged flesh - but for many is even better. It stores a little longer, and the flavour is crisp and sweet with definite overtones of strawberry and raspberry. For a while in the early 1900's this supplanted Worcester Pearmain as 'the' early season apple, but has gradually lost out to Worcester in commercial plantings. A real pity, as it is a superb early apple.This self-sterile dessert Apple is believed to have originated from Cornwall, UK in 1830