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Apple (Malus) Lord Derby
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Lord Derby


Description: Lord Derby is a traditional, well known English cooking apple. Large, firm, attractive, green fruit with a distinctive ribbed angular shape. Flesh is rather coarse-textured, somewhat dry but an excellent quality cooker for pies. Best cooked early when its green for a sharp taste. Grown on a small scale commercially in the UK and also a useful garden variety. A healthy tree being resistant to scab, mildew and canker!

History: Raised by nurseryman B.W. Witham, Stockport, Cheshire, England in 1862. Believed to be a Catshead seedling.

General attributes

Comparatively trouble free Comparatively trouble free
Suitable for planting in any UK district Suitable for planting in any UK district

Uses for this variety

Suitable for cooking Cooking

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 4 Flowering group 4
Self-fertile Self-fertile
Picking month Late September Picking month Late September
Stores until December Stores until December