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Malus domestica Lord Derby

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  • Introduced:            1862
  • Origin:                     Stockport, Cheshire
  • Use:                         Culinary
  • Pollination Group:   4
  • Pick:                         early October
  • Season:                    October - January
  • In flower Lord Derby's blossom is ornamental going on to produce large round-conical fruits green, turning yellow late in storage.. When cooked, the flesh has a strong sharp taste, which mellows as the fruit changes to yellow. Prefers a cool climate; popular garden variety in North and Scotland in part due to its resistance to scab and canker.