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An old cooking apple originally from Scotland and once widely grown throughout the UK.
Origin: Scotland, 1820
Pollination: Stirling Castle is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.
History and description of Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle apple was raised in the 1820's by John Christie, a nurseryman who also kept a toy
shop at Causey Head, near Stirling, Scotland. Introduced by Drummonds Nursery, Stirling. First
recorded in 1831. Widely grown in the 19th century. Fell out of favour with commercial growers in
the 1920-30's when it was found to be damaged by lime sulphur sprays which were widely used at the
time. Still a popular garden variety in the North and Scotland.
A large cooking apple. Round to flat-round shape and regular. Bright green colour becoming very
pale clear yellow with a slight orange flush. White flesh, very soft and juicy and acid. Cooks to a
sharp white puree with plenty of fruity flavour.
A tree of weak vigour with attractive blossom. Heavy cropper.
Characteristics of Stirling Castle apple trees
Season of use
Mildew - Slightly susceptible Scab - Very resistant