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Lord Suffield

A Codlin type cooker popular in Victorian times.

Origin: Manchester UK, 1836

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

Lord Suffield apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Lord Suffield

Lord Suffield is a codlin type apple raised by a hand loom weaver called Thomas Thorpe in the back garden of his cottage on Boardman Lane in the village of Rhodes near Middleton which is now on the outskiris of Manchester. In 1836 he planted the tree in the orchard of Middleton Old Hall where he worked as a gardener. This was the estate of Lord Suffield and hence the variety became known as Lord Suffield. It was a very popular Victorian cooking apple grown in gardens and for the early market.

Conical slightly ribbed medium to large fruit. Green skin with prominent lenticels turning yellow as it ripens. Acid white flesh which cooks to a sharp froth. The tree is compact and bushy. A heavy cropper.

Characteristics of Lord Suffield apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Aug
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date4
Pollination groupB
PollinatorsPollination partners