Skip to main content.

Copyright Information

You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Lord Burghley

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised at Burghley, Stamford, Lincolnshire. First fruited in 1834. It was introduced by Matheson, gardener in 1865 and distributed by the House of Peterborough. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1865. Fruits have very firm, fine-textured, rather dry flesh with a sweet and rich aromatic flavour.

Bergli, Lord Burghleigh, Lord Burleigh
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Broad globose conical 2
medium 2
44.00mm 2
57.00mm 2
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
very low 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
2000 - 061


Accession name
Lord Burghley
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
16th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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