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Bess Pool

A large attractive late sweet dessert apple.

Origin: Nottinghamshire UK, 1750

Pollination: Bess Pool is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Bess Pool apple trees for sale


History and description of Bess Pool

An old variety found in the 18th Century in a wood in Nottinghamshire, UK by Bess Pool, the daughter of a village innkeeper. The attractive fruit gained fame locally and grafts were taken. It was introduced by J R Pearson a nurseryman from Chilwell.

Medium to large, round-conical fruit. Crimson flush and lines over pale greenish yellow skin. Rather dry and crumbly white flesh. Sweet with some aromatic flavour.

Vigorous part tip bearing tree. Slow to bear and an erratic cropper. Very late flowering good for areas prone to late frosts.

Characteristics of Bess Pool apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly/Mid Oct
Season of useNov-Mar
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingPartial tip-bearer
Suitable forLate Frost
Pollination date22
Pollination groupF
PollinatorsPollination partners