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Medieval Fruit Varieties

Variety: Devonshire Quarrenden (1678)

Thought to have arisen in Devon, but may have originally come from France. First recorded in 1678. Fruits are sweet, crisp and juicy with a distinctive aromatic flavour.

Annat Scarlet, Devon Quarrenden, Devon shire Red Quarrenden, Devonshire Quarenden, Devonshire Quarrender, Devonshire Quarrendon, Devonshire Quarrington, Englischer Scharlach Pepping, Englischer Scharlach Roter Sommer Pepping, Englischer Scharlach Sommer Pepping, Englischer Scharlachroter Sommer Pepping, Englisher Scharlach Peppin, Morgenrot Apfel, Morgenrotapfel, Pepin alyi, Pippin Scarlet, Pomme ImpTriale, Quarentine, Quarrenden, Quarrendon du ComitT de Devon, Quarrendon du ComtT de Devon, Quarrington, Red Quaren den, Red Quarenthe, Red Quarentine, Red Quarrenden, Red Quarrendon, Red Quarringden, Roter Quarrenden, Roter Quarrendon, Sack, Sack Apple, Scarlet Pippin, Scharlach Pepping, Sharlakhovyi pepin, Tsyganka

[Source: UK National Fruit Collection ]

Fruit: size medium, W51 x L32 mm; shape flat, rectangular, convex, sometimes ribbed on the body; skin pale greenish yellow, generally entirely covered with deep brownish red blush, greasy; flesh firm, crisp, white tinged green; flavor sweet, subacid season second-early. Ripens in August. Must be picked at exactly the right time as it ripens in the heat. Tree: medium size, upright-spreading. Produces spurs freely. Attractive, pleasant, distinctive, refreshing vinous flavor. 1992-93 H. Apple. Tsolum River Fruit Trees Catalogue. p. 16

[Source: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (10 December 2006) ]

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