Duke of Cornwall

Synonyms: None

Information About the Duke of Cornwall

Origin: Feock and Restronquet, Cornwall
Growth Characteristics: A small tree with a dense head becoming flat topped. Very resistant to scab. Flowering period - Mid to late Blossom - Crop - good
Fruit: Shape – round conical, smoothly ribbed, sometimes lop-sided, crowned at basin. Medium size. Skin - green turning yellow and developing a spotted red flush, no russet instead a glaucous sheen. Flesh – white, firm Flavour - acid, sharp Aroma -sharp
Picking Season: October
Storage: several months
Uses: Dessert – very sharp in October Culinary - acid flavour, keeps shape. Cider – qualities not known Juice – qualities not known
Recommendations: Produces a fruit that is relatively unusual in its colouring and has not been seen elsewhere.
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