Reverend W. Wilks Apple

Apple

Parentage: Peasgood’s Nonsuch and Ribston Pippin

Description: Reverend W. Wilks is a very handsome, mid-season cooking apple. Pale Compact trees producing enormous pale orange fruit which bake superbly. Cooks down to a light, sweet, pale, lemon purée, hardly needing any sugar. A delicate fruit that should be handled with care. The best early cooker!

History: Raised by Veitch, Chelsea, England and was first recorded in 1904. That same year it recieved an Award of Merit and in 1910 received First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 2
  • Storing: Does not keep
  • Picking month: August
  • Relatively trouble-free

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