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Unusual Fruits

Cydonia oblonga¬†‘Le Borgeot’ (syn. ‘ Meech’s Prolific’) – This heirloom cultivar is self-fertile and features fragrant yellow pear-shaped fruit covered in fuzz that is not palatable in its raw state. That said, it makes excellent jelly and is often added … Continue reading

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Apples V / Malus domestica

Malus domestica¬†‘Smoothie’ (syn. ‘Improved Golden Delicious’) – A sport of ‘Golden Delicious’ with yellow skin and a distinct rosy blush, with some russeting possible depending on weather conditions. The creamy-yellow flesh is crisp and juicy. Although partially self-fertile, it can … Continue reading

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A Prunus Fruit Sampler

Prunus persica ‘Redhaven’ – A good all-around peach for canning, freezing, making jams and fresh eating. This self-fertile freestone peach bears large yellow-skinned (and fleshed) fruit with a red blush and excellent flavour. It is very productive (which is why … Continue reading

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Cultivated & Wild Plums

Prunus domestica ‘Yellow Egg’ (syn. ‘Pershore Yellow Egg’) – This European Plum produces large egg-shaped yellow fruit (freestone) with a sweet flavour. It is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner and often used for fresh eating, baking and canning. … Continue reading

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Apples IV / Malus x domestica

Malus x domestica ‘Belle de Boskoop’ – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner is a Dutch heirloom that was discovered back in 1856. It is a good cooking and eating apple, although it is rather sharp when fresh, making … Continue reading

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Dessert or Eating Apples

Malus x domestica ‘Karmijn de Sonnaville’ – This Dutch hybrid was introduced in 1971 and is a cross of ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’ and ‘Jonathan’ – so it’s no surprise that it has superb flavour (once stored for a month). The … Continue reading

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Pears & Quince / Pyrus & Cydonia

Pyrus communis ‘Red Bartlett’ – There are actually three common clones sold generically as ‘Red Bartlett’, including ‘Sensation Red Bartlett’, ‘Rosi Red Bartlett’ and ‘Max Red Bartlett’ (discovered 1938). These sports are similar to ‘Bartlett’ with a bright rosy-red overlay. … Continue reading

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