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Devonshire Quarrenden

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.  Pollination partners

Devonshire Quarrenden apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50

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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.

Characteristics of Devonshire Quarrenden apple trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeMid Aug
Season of useAug
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitSpreading
Pollination date7
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyWorcester Pearmain