Tree Varieties at Honey Wood
We have over 22 older Devon and 10 Somerset varieties of tree that we are growing to help preserve them. We also have many trees that I am not yet sure of their provenance. In all of the surrounding hedges we have preserved the natural oak trees
(Updated February 2017)
There is a lot of information missing which to date I have not had the time to research. If you have any information about any of the varieties that we have we love to have it.
Apple - 59
Pear - 3
Quince - 3
Medlar - 1
Variety - Number Grown - Origin - Flavour - Use - Season - Flower period, Scab resistance (5 good 1 bad) - Rootstock, year grafted, row & number. Notes
Apple Annie Elizabeth (2) - MM106 Row AT 1 + 2
Ashmeads Kernal (2) - Row AO 1+2
Balls Bitter Sweet (5) - Hertfordshire - Medium bitter sweet - Cider - Season Mid - Flower period Mid - Full bodied cider - Resistance 4 (M25, 2013, Row S 1-5)
Bickington Grey (3) - South Devon - Flavour Sharp - Cider- Season Mid - Flower period Mid - Resistance 5 (MM106, 2014/15, Row T 6-8)
Black Dabinett (20) - Origin Somerset - Medium Bitter Sweet - Vintage cider. - Season late - Flower period late - - Resistance 4 (M25, 2013/14/15, Row O 1-20) More vigorous than Dabinett with larger blue / purple fruit
Bramley (3) - Nottinghamshire - Culinary - Sharp - Late - Mid - Resistance 4 - Prone to Canker. Triploid - (M25, 2013/15, Row 6-8) Popular cooking apple
Browns Apple (14) - Staverton near Totnes, Devon - Full sharp - Vintage Cider - Season Early/mid - Mid. Flower period mid - Resistance 5 (M25, 2013/14, Row G 1-14)
Brown Snout (11) - Hereford - Medium Bittersweet - Cider - Season Mid - Flower period mid to late - - Resistance 5 (M25, 2013/14/15, Row D 1-1) Heavy cropper of good quality juice
Claygate Pearmain (3) - Surrey before 1821 - Flavour is Sweet rich and almost nutty, aromatic, rich - Dessert - Season Late to very late - Flower period 3 - Resistance 4 (M25, 2013, Row P 18-20) The trees are moderately vigorous, upright spreading partial tip bearers, cropping is abundant. Picking time early October
Cornish Gilli Flower (5) - Original tree found in a garden near Truro in Cornwall - Sweet aromatic clove like fragrance when cut - Dessert - Season late to very late - Flower period 4. Scab resistance 5 (M25 2013 & 2015 Row V 1-4, AAA1) Very spreading Tip bearers. Cropping light to moderate.
Court of Wick (5) - Yatton in Somerset before 1790 - Flavour is subacid, rich - can be used as a dessert, culinary and for cider - Season is very late - Flower period is very late - Scab resistance 5. MM106 2013, 2014, 2015. Row T 12 - 16. High Quality, once very popular variety. Very hardy.
Crab Apple (1) - M25 2014, Row H, 10
Crimson King (10) - 2013/ 2014 M25 Row I, 1 - 10
Dabinett (22) Somerset -Vintage cider / dessert. Flavour, medium Bitter Sweet - Season late - Flower period late - 4, M251998 / 2013, Row N, 1 - 20 + 2 at well garden. Heavy cropper & high quality.
Devon Crimson Queen (2) - Cornwall - Flavour - Sweet/subacid - Desert - Season Second Early - Flower period 4, M25 Row U, 3 & 4. Dark redskin fruit also know as Queenie
Devon Buckland (2) MM106, Row AQ 1 + 2
Devon Pendragon (2) MM106 Row AS 1 +2
Devonshire Quarrenden (19) Devon Flavour sweet sub acid, Dessert, Season second early, Flower period 2, Can be prone to scab MM106 2014 / 2015 Row P1, Q1(M25),T1, T2, T4, AAAA1, (AF 1-4), (AI 1-3), (AJ 1-3) (BB 1 -3)First recorded in 1678.Fruits are crisp and Juicy with distinctive aromatic flavour. Not a good keeper. Makes a good single variety juice.
Dunkerton Late Sweet (2) - Origin Somerset - Sweet - cider - Late - Mid - Resistance 4, 2013/ M25 Row U 1 & 2. Makes light & fruity cider
Ellis Bitter (2) Flavour ? Season ? Flower period? Scab Resistance ? MM106 2014 / 2015 Row AX 1 & 2.
Fair Maid of Devon (18) Devon - Full Sharp - Vintage Cider - Mid - Mid - Resistance 5 Compact tree with a high percentage of Juice Flavour Season Flower period M25 2013 Row L 1 - 18. Compact tree produces a high percentage of vintage juice.
Farmers Glory (2) Devon - Flavour sharp becoming sweet - Dessert culinary - Season early to late - Flower period 4, Resistance 5, MM106 2014 / 2015 Row AH 1 & 2. Large vigorous disease resistant tree.
Golden Bittersweet (7) - Netherton Devon - Bittersweet - Cider - Season late - Flower period Mid - resistance 5, 2013 M25 Row M, 13 -17 + 2014 / 2015 MM106 Row BD 1 & 2. Large variety that stores well. Rediscovered in an old orchard in East Devon
Goring (4) - Devon Cider Variety Flavour ? Season ? Flower period ? M25, 2013 Row P 21 - 24
Grandpa Ailes (2) - Kazachstan / North Devon, Flavour sub acid, Dessert, Season mid to late, Flower period ? Resistance ? 2013 + 2015 MM106 Row T3, T5. A North Devon seedling from a pip collected in Kazachstan. A link to a true wild apple.
Greensleeves (4) East Malling research station in 1996. Flavour crunchy sweet with a nice tang. The aroma is slight. Season September to mid November. Flower period ? Scab resistance? 2014 / 2015 MM106 Row AL 1 - 4, Good for single variety Juice. Provides a sweet Juice according to Water gull Orchards and Jusapples. Partial tip bearer. Heavy cropper and will bear fruit in early life.
Grenadier - (2) - First noticed in Kent 1862. Flavour honey, but no aroma, Early Cooker / Juice. Season august to October, Flower period ? Scab & canker resistance good. MM106 Row AY 1 + 2. Derek says that you can make cider in August from this. Heavy cropper
Halstone Natural (2) Origin ? Flavour ?Season ? Flower period ? Scab resistance? MM106 2014 / 2015 Row AV 1 & 2.
Harry Masters Jersey - (14 ) Somerset, Flavour medium Bitter Sweet - Vintage Cider, Season Mid to late,Flower period mid to late, Scab resistance 5, M25 2013 & 2015. Row M 1 - 12, 18, 19, Compact tree that produces high quality juice.
James Grieve (2) - MM106 - Row AR 1 + 2
Johnny Andrews - (5) Origin ? Flavour ?Season ? Flower period ? Scab resistance? M25 2013, Row I, 11 - 15,
Katy - 3 Row AN 1+2
Kingston Black - (29) Somerset, late 19th century. Flavour medium bitter sharp, Cider, Season mid, Flower period mid, Scab resistance 4, M25 2013 Row P 3 -17 + Row Q 2 - 14. Said to be one of the best vintage cider varieties,
Lord Lambourne - (3) Bedford 1907, Flavour Juicy sweet and acidic with a good flavour. Strong sweetly scented aroma. Dessert, Season September to mid November. Flower period ? Scab resistance? M25 2013 Row S, 9 - 11. Compact shaped tree. Partial tip bearer Heavy & regular cropper.
Lucombes Pine - (28) Exeter Devon circa 1800, Flavour - Rich aromatic pineapple like, Desert, Season mid to late Flower period 4, Scab resistance 5, MM106 2014 / 2015. Rows AA, AB, AC, AD & AE. Raised at the nursery of Lucombe and Pince, St Thomas, Exeter
Major - (8) Origin ? Flavour ?Season ? Flower period ? Scab resistance? M25 2013
Row C, 1 - 8.
Merton Pearmain (3) Origin ? Flavour ?Season ? Flower period ? Scab resistance? M25 2013 Row S, 6 - 8,
Morgan Sweet - (14) Somerset 18th century, Flavour sweet, Cider / Dessertm, Season Early, Flower period early, Scab resistance5 M25 2013 Row H, 1 - 9 + 10 - 15. Heavy cropper with a high juice yield. It will provide a light cider before Christmas -
Nine Square (4) West of England before 1824. Flavour sweet, Dessert / culinary, Season mid to late. Flower period 4 Scab resistance 5, MM106 2014/ 2015 RowAN 1 & 2 + Row AO 1 & 2. An old variety once thought extinct.
Northwood - (3) Crediton area of Devon, 18th Century. Flavour sweet, Cider, Season late. Flower period mid Scab resistance5, M25 2013 Row Q. Soft fruity cider Also known as Woodbine
Oaken Pin(3) The Exe Valley in Devon, Before 1876 ? Flavour Juicy, sweet and aromatic. Season mid to late, Flower period 3 Scab resistance3, MM106 2014/ 2015 RowAG 1 - 3. Once very common on Exmoor. A good bearer
Orleans Reinette -(3) - France, Flavour suggestion of sweet oranges at first followed by a nutty flavour. Dessert, Season November to January Flower period ? Scab resistance? MM106 2013/ 2014/2015 Row T, 9 - 11. Original scion from Derek Skinner. Vigorous tree upright - spreading spur bearer. Picking time mid October. prone to sudden drop. Fruits best stored in polythene to prevent shrivelling.
Porter's Sheeps Nose -(3) Somerset, Flavour ? Cider, Season ? Flower period ? Scab resistance? M25 2013/2015 Row O, 21 - 23 A very rare old variety.
Red Sentinel - () Origin ? Flavour ?Season ? Flower period ? Scab resistance? M25 2014 / 2015 Was Row F, 11 - 13. Original scion from Derec Skinner
Ribston Pippin - (3) Yorkshire, Flavour subacid, sweet, aromatic with a hint of pear drops, Dessert, Season October to December, Flower period 2. Scab resistance 5, MM106 Row BC 1 - 3. Mother of Coxs orange Pippin. A hardy and worthy variety. Fruits liable to sudden drop at harvest time. Picking time early October. Better eaten earlier.
Slack ma girdle - (7) Devon, Flavour sweet, Cider, Season late, Flower period early, resistance 4, M25 2013 Row S 12 - 18. Prone to canker
Stoke Red - (20) Somerset, Flavour ? Vintage cider, Season mid Flower period late, Scab resistance? M25 2013 / 2015 Row R, 1 - 20
Sweet Alford - (25) Devon, early 18th century, Flavour sweet, Cider, Season mid, Flower period mid, Scab resistance 4. M25 2013 Row E 1 - 12 + Row F 1 - 13. A large heavy bearing tree. Very valuable vintage quality.
Sweet Cleave - (2) Barnstaple area before 1831. Flavour Sweet to sub acid, Cider / Dessert, Season mid to late, Flower period early, Scab resistance 4, MM106 Row BA 1 + 2
Sweet Coppin - (16) Devon Flavour ? Vintage cider, Season mid, Flower period mid, Scab resistance? M25 2013 Row K 1 - 16.
Tidicombe Seedling - (2) Arlington North Devon. Flavour rich sweet with a slight aroma, Dessert, Season mid to very late. Flower period early to mid Scab resistance 4. M25 2013 Row Q 17 & 18. Originated as a seedling at Hall Arlington. Spur bearer
Tom Putt - (3) Gittisham Devon or Trent Somerset. Flavour sharp, sweetly scented aroma. Culinary / cider. Season second early to mid, Flower period 2, Scab resistance 4, M25 2013 Row A 1 - 3. Very old popular west country cooking and cider apple. Makes a pleasant dessert fruit.Rasied by the Reverend Tom Putt in the late 1700s. Vigorous and spreading trees which spur freely
Totnes Apple - (5) Dartington Devon, Flavour sweet, Dessert, Season ? Flower period early to mid, Scab resistance? MM106 2013 Row AM 1 - 5. Historically sold at Totnes Market, hence his name.
Tremletts bitter - (6) Exe Valley Devon, Late 19th century, Flavour full bitter sweet, Cider, Season early, Flower period early, Scab resistance 4. M25 2013 Row B 1 - 6.
The flowers are very frost resistant, heavy cropper
Ventor Pink (3) Origin ? Flavour ?Season ? Flower period ? Scab resistance? MM106 2015 Row P1, AU 1 & 2.
William Crump - (2) Malvern in Worcestershire, Flavour Rich sweet, Dessert, Season late to very late, Flower period 5, Scab resistance 4 M25 2013 Row Q 15 & 16. High Quality dessert apple crisp and juicy. Vigorous tree with spur bearers
Woodbine - See Northwood.
Woolbrook Pippin - (2) Simouth, Devon. Flavour sweet & aromatic, Dessert, Season mid to late, Flower period 3, Scab resistance? MM106 2014 Row AP 1 & 2,Similar to Sunset.
Yarlington Mill - (15) Somerset, Flavour mild bitter sweet, Cider, Season mid, Flower period mid, Scab resistance 4, M25 2013 / 2015. Row J 1 - 15. Vintage quality
Medlar - (1) Nottingham ? Flavour ? Dessert Culinary, Season ? Flower period ? Scab resistance? 2013, Row U, Plant given to me by Derek Skinner.
Blakney Red - (1) - Origin ? Flavour ? Perry / Culinary, Season September /October, Flower period mid, Scab resistance 5 Row W 3.
Judge Amphlet - (1) - Origin ? Flavour ? Perry, Season September, Flower period 1, scab resistance ? Row W 1. Makes a light perry
Colmar Demot - (1) on Quince 'A' rootstock. 2013, Row W 2. It will grow to about 20' tall and 10 wide. Self Fertile - from Derek Skinner
Quince - (1) Origin ? Flavour ? Season October Flower period ? Scab resistance? Quince A, 2014 / 2015 Row AZ, 1. Original scion from Derek Skinner
Wilsons Eye.....(8) Not sure of full name. Came into the Country from the Himalayas in the 1700's. Wild Quince seed given to CT 4/12/13 by Derek Skinner. Seed kept in the fridge until April then put onto damp blotting paper until it germinated, then potted up. Derek took 70 apples up to Fresh & Fruity and they sold them in a morning. They are quite sort after, but supermarkets etc don't sell them. 7 Planted in hedge by gate leading down the hill. Plus row AZ 2
Unknown . In hedge by the entrance gate. This is the nearest one to the gate.
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