Apple - Keswick Codlin

Keswick Codlin Apple

Malus domestica
A very old traditional early season cooking apple producing a decorative tree with attractive blossom.

Origin: Lancashire UK 1793

Pollination:  Keswick Codlin is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Keswick Codlin Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden
MM111 - Vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price*
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History and description of Keswick Codlin

A very old Northern English variety which according to Robert Hogg in his The Fruit Manual was found "growing among a quantity of rubbish behind a wall at Gleaston Castle near Ulverstone" in Lancashire. It was introduced c 1790 by a Keswick nurseryman called John Sander, who named it Keswick Codlin. It was one of the most popular early cooking apples in Victorian England and was grown commercially in Kent and around London up until the 1930's.

Typical long and angular codlin-type fruit. Medium sized. Conical oblong, ribbed shape. Pale green skin ripening to pale yellow. Occasionally a slight dark yellow or orange flush. Often has a distinctive raised russet hair lines running from the stalk to the apex. Soft, juicy, cream coloured flesh. Pleasant refreshing, sharp taste. Cooks to a cream coloured juicy froth needing little added sugar. Good for jelly making.

Moderately vigorous tree. Partially self-fertile. Prolific cropper but with some biennial tendency. Very attractive blossom. Hardy and suitable for growing in Northern Britain.

Main characteristics of Keswick Codlin

Use Culinary
Colour Yellow
Flavour Subacid
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid/Late Aug
Season of use  Aug-Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Suitable for Northern Britain
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  5
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Progeny  Early Victoria