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Malus domestica Alfriston

  • Photo of Apple Alfriston © FruitscapeAvailability:            Click for details
  • Introduced:            late 1700's
  • Origin:                     Sussex
  • Use:                         Culinary
  • Pollination Group:   3
  • Pick:                         early to mid October
  • Season:                    November - April
  • This apple was raised by Mr Shepherd of Uckfield, Sussex and was originally named Shepherds Pippin but was renamed in 1819 after Mr Booker of Alfriston sent it to the London Horticultural Society. Looses its acidity as it ages. Fishermen took it on voyages as it kept well