Burwell, Cambridgeshire: Community Orchard: List of Varieties

Varieties

Map Species Variety Rootstock Label
1 Damson Aylesbury Prune St Julien A Late picking variety which is round, sweet and can be eaten fresh or used for cooking
2 Plum River's Early A good heavy cropping early season plum. Small bluish-purple. Good dessert variety when fully ripe.
3 Gage Cambridge Wavit Small, yellowish-green juicy fruit, reliable. Good cropper, prefers a sheltered warm site.
4 Gage Old Greengage Brompton Selected by the RHS for its excellent old fashioned flavour and more reliable crops. Partially self-fertile.
5 Gage Willingham St Julien A Good cropping variety and excellent quality. Self fertile.
6 Plum Marjorie's Seedling St Julien A One of the latest picking plums for September. Large and good quality purple fruit. Dual purpose. Good cropper.
7 Pear Conference Kirchensaller One of the most reliable varieties. Yellowish-green with brown russet areas, occasional pink flush on chalk soil. Sweet, juicy and a good cropper.
8 Pear Humbug (stripy) Green, yellow and pink striped pear. sweet and juicy texture with a thick skin.
9 Plum Warwickshire Drooper St Julien A Large yellow dessert fruit, juicy and good for eating and cooking. Crops well and regular. Dropping (sic) habit.
10 Pear Concorde Kirchensaller Pale green turning yellow, patches of gold/brown russet. Flesh sweet and juicy. Heavy cropping. Compact grower.
11 Apple James Grieve M25 Red flush stripes over pale green. Crisp and juicy. Excellent flavour and reliable cropper - deservedly popular.
12 Plum Yellow Pershore St Julien A A reliable cropper for dessert as well as the ideal bottling plum.
13 Damson Aylesbury Prune Late picking variety which is round, sweet and can be eaten fresh or used for cooking
14 Apple Blenheim Orange M25 Yellow-gold with orange flush and red stripes. Nutty taste, crumbly texture. An old favourite - cooks, eats and keeps.
15 Apple Egremont Russet Flesh cream-yellow, sweet and firm with a nutty flavour.
16 Apple Ellison's Orange Striped, red, juicy apple. Aniseed flavour develops after picking, melting juicy flesh.
17 Quince Meech's Prolific Quince A Large subtle pink flowers and very large, pear-shaped fruit. Yellow when ripe.
18 Apple Bramley Original M25 A cooking apple propagated from the original Bramley tree.
19 Apple Ashmead's Kernel Pale green aromatic fruit with strong, sweet-sharp intense, acid drop flavour. Firm white flesh. Beautiful flowers.
20 Apple Worcester Pearmain Reliable crop of delicious orange-red fruit. Firm, juicy flesh is very sweet with strong strawberry flavour.
21 Apple Ashmead's Kernel Pale green aromatic fruit with strong, sweet-sharp intense, acid drop flavour. Firm white flesh. Beautiful flowers.
22 Apple Laxton's Superb Sweet and aromatic, similar to Cox. Purple flush, red striped, old fashioned.
23 Apple Ribston Pippin Sweet, aromatic, crisp fruit with yellow-red flush. Firm, deep, cream flesh, more acid than Cox.
24 Medlar Nottingham Quince A Small, semi-weeping, flat topped tree. Eat russet fruits when fully ripe. Flowers large white with large hairy leaves, copper coloured in autumn.
25 Apple William Crump M25 Green yellow with red stripes and orange-red flush. Rich, intense flavour.
26 Apple Bramley M106 Well-known cooking apple. This tree alone is on less vigoror rootstock!

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