Apple Tree - Devonshire Quarrenden
Origin: Devon, or possibly France, pre 1678
Apple Taste: Strawberry like
Flowering Group : 2
Size : Maiden
Harvest : August
Vigour : Weak
The Devonshire Quarrenden was first recorded in 1678 by Worlidge in his Vinetum Britannicum, but has probably been around for much longer. It's thought it owes its odd name to a corruption of Carentan, in Normandy. "Quarendouns" were mentioned in a Middle English poem from c.1450, so if they were an import they were a pretty ancient one. The Victorians loved them for their distinctive taste and they thrive in rain and wind, but Devonshire Quarrendens were already in decline by the 1890s; like other early ripening apples they soon go soft when picked, so were uncommercial. A parent of Worcester Pearmain, its apples are also deep scarlet.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
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We supply apple trees on the most vigorous rootstocks available. They were created specifically for use in the UK and produce healthy, heavy cropping trees for our weather conditions.
M106 produces a good garden sized apple tree, around 4 metres tall. Grown as a free standing tree it won't need staking, although initially best to use a cane to support your new plant. M25 rootstock will produce the 6m standard trees of a traditional orchard, where they would be planted between 6 and 8 metres apart. Please refer to our size guide for details.
All our Devonshire Quarrenden apple trees are bare root. At the height of the lifting season there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for Devonshire Quarrenden apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed in October ready for dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.