Apple - Devonshire Quarrenden

Devonshire Quarrenden Apple

Malus domestica
A popular Victorian early dessert apple with a disnctive strawberry flavour.

Origin: Devon UK 1676

Pollination:  Devonshire Quarrenden 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

Devonshire Quarrenden 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
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Devonshire Quarrenden

First recorded by John Worlidge in 1676. Thought to be a native of Devon but possibly introduced from France taking its name from Carentan in Normandy. A popular early dessert variety in Victorian England which, until its decline in the 1890's, was widely grown and sold in markets as 'Quarantine'.

Small to medium sized, flat-round fruit. Smooth, pale greenish yellow skin, almost completely covered with a dark crimson flush. Some inconspicuous fine stripes. The flesh is white, tinged green, crisp and juicy, but goes soft quickly once picked. Sweet with some acidity and a very distinctive strawberry flavour.

A spreading tree of weak vigour. Biennial cropper.

Main characteristics of Devonshire Quarrenden

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Strawberry
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Mid Aug
Season of use  Aug

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Biennial

Pollination date  7
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Progeny  Worcester Pearmain (?)