Apple - Lord Suffield

Lord Suffield Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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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.



Main characteristics of Lord Suffield

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

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

Pollination date  4
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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