Lady of the Wemyss
A large green red flushed cooker from Fife, keeps its shape and richly flavoured. Ready late October.
Eater. Raised by James Grieve from a seed of Pott’s Seedling. Introduced by Dickson’s Nursery, Edinburgh in c1910, where Grieve was manager.
Heavy cropping, (I get 150 fruits every year), it’s ‘sweet/sharp’ and juicy; not a keeper, unless you can pick very good specimens. Very reliable and precocious variety, but a relatively short lived tree. We also sell a red form for our occasional poor summers. It is highly praised as a cross in many hybridising programmes (e.g. Katy). I disagree that it’s a cooker as well.
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.