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Apple (Malus) Keswick Codlin
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Keswick Codlin


Description: Keswick Codlin is an old, heavy cropping early cooking apple. Pale green-yellow with a slightly darker yellow flush. Creamy white, tinged green flesh that's soft and has an acid-like flavour. An excellent cooker for tarts and pies, cooks to a juicy cream froth and purée which hardly needs sugar. Also excellent for jelly and butter. Very profuse in flower and very heavy crops. A healthy tree being resistant to scab and mildew. Very popular in the northern part of the UK. Originally an ingredient in the national dish 'codlins and cream'. The name derived from to 'coddle' or parboil, a process used to retain the apples shape.

History: Found in Gleaston Castle near Ulverston, Lancashire, England on a Cumbrian rubbish tip in 1793. Introduced by John Sander at Keswixk, Cumbria, England.

Pollination Partners: Apple Adam's Pearmain Apple Bardsey Apple Cornish Aromatic Apple Egremont Russet Apple Golden Pippin Apple Lord Lambourne Apple Red Windsor Apple St Edmund's Russet

General attributes

Suitable for planting in any UK district Suitable for planting in any UK district

Uses for this variety

Suitable for cooking Cooking
Good Eater Eating

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 1 Flowering group 1
Disease resistance Disease resistance
Picking month Mid August Picking month Mid August
Stores until October Stores until October