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Beauty of Bath

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated at Bailbrook, Bath, Somerset and introduced by Cooling of Bath in about 1864. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1887. This variety was once the most important early commercial apple in the U.K. Fruits are soft, juicy, sweet and a little acid, with a distinctive flavour.

Báthské jablko, Batskaya krasavitsa, Cooling's Beauty of Bath, Frumos de Bath, Krasivoe iz Bata, Schoner aus Bath, Schoner von Bath, Schonheit aus Bath, Schonheit von Bath
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Crimson Beauty of Bath
Tim's Early

Accession No.
1966 - 146


Accession name
Beauty of Bath (LA 63A)
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early August 1
medium 1
Flat 1
absent 1
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
low 1
Weak 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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