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Devonshire Quarrenden

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have arisen in Devon, but may have originally come from France. First recorded in 1678. Fruits are sweet, crisp and juicy with a distinctive aromatic flavour.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Mother to:
Ben's Red
Newport Cross
Thoday's Quarrenden
Tydeman's Harvest
Worcester Pearmain
Flat 2
medium 2
32.00mm 2
51.00mm 2
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Over Colour (Amount)
very high 2
Medium 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1957 - 189


Accession name
Devonshire Quarrenden
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register