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Beauty of Kent

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to be of English origin. Introduced in about 1820. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1901. Fruits are coarse textured, juicy and subacid, with a faint pleasant flavour.

Beaute de Kent, Bellezza di Kent, Countess of Warwick, Gadd's Seedling, Kent Beauty, Kentish Beauty, Kentish Broading, Kentish Pippin, Kentskaya krasavitsa, Peppin Kent, Pippin Kent, Reinette Grosse d'Angleterre, Schoner aus Kent, Wooling's Favourite, Worling's Favourite
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Conical 2
large 2
76.00mm 2
88.00mm 2
strong 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1941 - 021


Accession name
Beauty of Kent
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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