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Apple tree - Devonshire Quarrenden

Apple Tree - Devonshire Quarrenden

Origin: Devon, or possibly France, pre 1678
Apple Taste: Strawberry like
Apple Type: Dessert
Flowering Group : 2
Rootstock: M106
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Harvest : August
Vigour : Weak

See below for more details

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Apple Tree - Devonshire Quarrenden

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.

See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.

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 apple trees are bare root, so they are only available between November and April. During lifting season, there will be a delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders taken from June-October will be confirmed in late October/ early November after a nursery stock take, for dispatch from November. Please consult our planting and care guide on receipt of your order.

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