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An ancient apple with an unusual shape from which its name is derived.

Origin: England, 1629

Pollination: Catshead is a self-sterile triploid and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

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History and description of Catshead

An old English variety, the earliest reference to which dates from 1629. The name comes from the unusual shape of the fruit, which in profile resembles a cat's head. Grown in 18th and 19th Century England. Large, oblong-conical, irregular shaped fruit. Pale greenish yellow skin with russet dots. White, soft, juicy flesh. Cooks to a sharp, firm puree.

Characteristics of Catshead apple trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyLord Derby

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