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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 for sale

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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.

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