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An attractive apple with a sharp strawberry flavour.
Origin: Surrey UK, 1800
Pollination: Duchess's Favourite is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.
History and description of Duchess's Favourite
Duchess's Favourite was raised in about 1800 by Mr Cree, nurseryman of Addlestone, Surrey and
named after the Duchess of York who lived nearby. A popular Victorian
garden apple. Widely grown around London and in the Vale of Evesham
in the 19th century and in Kent in the early 1900’s.
An attractive, colourful apple. Small to medium-sized fruit. Round to flat-
round shape, slightly ribbed. Bright red flush and faint red stripes over a
pale greenish yellow background. Firm white flesh, sometimes tinged red.
Quite sharp with a strawberry flavour.
Characteristics of Duchess's Favourite apple trees