Isaac Newton's Tree


Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated from a tree growing in Isaac Newton's garden at Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham, Lincs in 1660. It appears identical to Flower of Kent. Fruits have soft, coarse-textured flesh with a subacid flavour. A very shy cropper.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project

Accession No.
1948 - 729   fingerprint   check_circle

Accession name
Isaac Newton's Tree

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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