Some big tough old Monarch trees can be found in Scotland. It is a good late cooker for many areas of Scotland, in Stirlingshire i have sen the fruits still on the trees well into January.It ripens greenish yellow with a red flush. This nice tree is at Kellie Castle in Fife.
A juicy crispy white fleshed early October eating apple, once grown extensively commercially but now much superceded by more modern varieties. I have a prolific tree in my garden, though i had to learn to prune it as a tip bearer to get it to do so! A delicious apple.
There’s a tree at Melrose Abbey – an old wizened stick – presumably the mother plant. Ribbed, yellow dual purpose apple. I happily munched one at Elcho Castle last year and was surprised to see the label. Used to be commercially grown in the Borders.
Dual. Raised Scotland and catalogued 1780. Named after birthplace of the 16th Century Poet, Drummond.
Popular garden apple in England in 19th Century. Grown then in London and Kent. Handsome big fruit, Willie Duncan’s Favourite Scottish variety.
Our cordon does very well. Munch with cheese.