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DESSERT APPLES
APPLETOWN WONDER

ARD CAIRN RUSSET

BALLINORA PIPPIN

Golden russetted fruit, ripe in
September. Unique flavour and texture,
sometimes compared to a banana. Very
popular with gardeners looking for a
different taste to add to their collection.

Juicy and crunchy with good flavour.
Reliable cropper with good disease
resistance. Ripens in storage and may
keep until January.
Discovered in 1892 on a farm in Co.
Cork. Considered a sport of Blenheim
Orange.
Received an RHS Award of Merit in
1898.

Very large impressive eating apple of
really good flavour. Can reach giant
sizes – some as big as a melon.
Sweetens in storage – lasting until
November.
Two students of Dromcollogher
College discovered the variety growing
at Appletown, Co. Limerick in the
1990s.
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Late Season
Early (August)
October - November

Found in a garden in the south of
Ireland in 1890 by Baylor Hartland of
Ard Cairn nursery, Co. Cork. Received
an RHS Award of Merit in 1910.
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Mid (September)
September

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Mid (September)
November – January

Irish Seed Savers Association - www.irishseedsavers.ie - (061) 921856 / 866

BEAUTY OF BATH

BROWN CROFTON

BUTTERMILK RUSSET

Juicy and crunchy bite-sized apple with
russetted skin. Sweetens in storage and
keeps until December.

Crisp eating apple with an attractive
and distinctive russet effect – like a
‘net’ or ‘lace’ wrapped around the fruit.
Traditionally grown in counties
Armagh, Fermanagh, Monaghan and
Longford.

Fruits are one of the first to ripen in
August. Juicy, sweet and a tangy, with
good flavour. Its soft flesh has a
distinctive pink staining.
Originated in the 19th century at Bath,
Somerset, England. It was once the
most important early commercial apple
in the U.K. It was, and still is, a popular
and well proven variety in Ireland.
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Early (August)
August

Grown traditionally throughout Ireland
since 1835. One of the ‘Crofton’
varieties associated with Co. Sligo.
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Late (Sept/Oct)
October - December

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September

Cavan in the 1990s. Monaghan. Vigorous tree with good scab resistance.irishseedsavers. Fruit can be quite varied in shape and colouring.(061) 921856 / 866 CAVAN SUGARCANE Davy Apple DICK DAVIES Popular old-time flavoured eating apple Popular early eating apple.Irish Seed Savers Association . Taste-test winner.www. Easy to maintain and prune. Rawley on her farm in Co. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September Found growing in many old orchards in Co.ie . Large juicy and crunchy apple. One tree provides a selection of fruit! Very productive and reliable tree. Cork in the early 1900s. Soft white flesh with tangy flavour. Very popular flavour. Originally grown by Mrs. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Mid (September) September Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Early / Mid (September) September . Discovered in the Milltown area of Co. Reliable cropper.

Easy to prune and maintain. juicy and crunchy. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Early (Late August) September . Its true identity and origins are still under research. Kilkenny and Waterford.October Mid Season Mid (September) September . A healthy and productive tree.ie . Monaghan.irishseedsavers. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Traditionally grown in Co. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Mid (September) September Traditionally grown in Co. Tree is very productive and healthy with good disease resistance. Fruit have a very distinctive octagon shape. Tasty bite-sized eating apple. to allow for the weeping and spreading effect later. Easy to prune and maintain. George is large. Requires very little pruning: Initially shape the tree with structure starting higher than normal. Collected by ISSA in the 1990s. Attractive tasty eating apple.October . Tip-bearing tree is very healthy with good disease resistance.www.(061) 921856 / 866 EIGHT SQUARE FARRELL GEORGE (AKA KILL APPLE) Attractive early eating apple with a dry flavour. a children’s favourite.Irish Seed Savers Association .

A tasty. Healthy and a reliable cropper.irishseedsavers.Irish Seed Savers Association . An old English summer apple. Popular in Kilkenny since the early 1800’s and later in Cork. juicy and crunchy apple.(061) 921856 / 866 GIBBONS RUSSET GIBBY’S APPLE A tangy crisp bite. Often a heavy cropper of medium sized fruit suitable for fresh eating or for juicing. Best eaten fresh from the tree. Medium sized with russet patches. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September Grown in Armagh and Antrim in the early 20th century. Dublin and Meath. dating back to the 1780s.ie . GLADSTONE One of the earliest apples to ripen. The tree shapes nicely and is easy to prune.www. Tasty and popular flavour. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Early (Early August) August .

Irish Seed Savers Association .ie . easy to prune and maintain.October Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September . A mild. Ideal for drying to make apple-rings. A good cropping tree.irishseedsavers. A model fruit-bowl apple. Kilkenny in the early 20th century. White juicy flesh.www. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Mid (September) September . Fruit are very clean and scab resistant. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Early (Aug / Sept) September An old apple variety well known in North West Tyrone and Donegal. dry flavoured apple. Leitrim. Grows into a nice shape. easy to shape and with good disease resistance. sometimes with beautiful crimson fleck. Grown on family farms in Co. Juicy apple best eaten freshly picked from the tree.(061) 921856 / 866 GOLDEN ROYAL (AKA HONEYCOMBE) Green Chisel Large green crunchy apple. Large yellow fruit. Frequently grown in the commercial orchards of Co. HONEYBALL Very large fruit with great colour. Cavan and Co. Very healthy and vigorous tree. Very productive and healthy tree.

Thought to have originated in Co. Achieves best flavour in a sunny location. One of the ‘Pitcher’ apples associated with counties Sligo and Mayo. Rawley on her farm in Co. Minimum pruning required – initially shape the tree with structure starting higher than normal. Originally grown by Mrs.www.Irish Seed Savers Association . Brightly coloured fruit are nicely displayed in a weeping fashion. Sligo as part of the ‘Crofton’ collection.ie . Cork in the early 1900s Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September Tip-bearing tree often chosen for its ornamental appeal when flowering. Flowering: Picking: Early Season Early (August) Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Late (Sept / Oct) October . Tree shapes well and is easy to prune. Traditional taste of fruit grown in the West of Ireland.(061) 921856 / 866 IRISH MOLLY IRISH PEACH IRISH PITCHER The earliest to ripen of the Irish varieties. to allow for the weeping and spreading effect later. A juicy and tangy bite. Crunchy and juicy bite.irishseedsavers. Beautiful and distinctive flavour. Very tasty eating apple – favourite of many.

Armagh. Co. Later became a significant commercial crop in the Armagh area. easy to shape. Reliable cropping tree. A juicy and crisp apple.www.Irish Seed Savers Association . Healthy tree. KERRY PIPPIN Loved by children .February First popular in Derry in the early 1800s.(061) 921856 / 866 KEEGAN’S KEMP (AKA MAY BLOOM) Very popular flavour. Originated in Loughgall. and was even exported to Scotland. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Mid (September) October . sweet eating apple. Performs best in a good sunny location. It was very common in the area in the mid 20th century when it was grown commercially. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Mid (September) October Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Early Season Mid (September) September . particularly in walled gardens and estates. Widely grown in Ireland since the 1800s. A favourite of those who seek a crunchy bite. Large green fruit with net-russeting.a small apple with a delicious taste.irishseedsavers. Medium sized with attractive colouring.ie . Flesh is slightly ‘peach’ coloured. Fruit are scab resistant.

Proven to do well in the Irish climate. A juicy crisp bite. Traditional to Offaly & Monaghan. looks well on the tree.(061) 921856 / 866 LADY’S FINGER LADY SUDELEY LOUGH TREE Large juicy early season apple. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) October . Other varieties in the British Isles share this name. Good for juicing. Large and colourful with a mild flavour. ‘Lady’s Finger’ is a name commonly applied to any long shaped apple. Unusually for an early apple.ie . Proven to be a very reliable and heavy cropping tree with good disease resistance. Red fruits look very decorative against the green foliage in Autumn. Once grown commercially.October . An attractive apple. the fruit can store for over a week in the fridge.Irish Seed Savers Association .December A well-known and attractive English apple from the late Victorian era.www. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Early (Aug / Sept) September Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September .irishseedsavers. First found growing in an orchard near a small ‘lough’ in Co. Wexford.

with a delicate melon flavour .Irish Seed Savers Association . Crops heavily. But much in demand when visitors taste it fresh from the tree. Popular English Victorian times.irishseedsavers.ie . Considered to have an excellent taste. Very popular winner of taste tests. A chance seedling found in Norfolk. partially self-fertile.very likeable Heavy cropping tree. Flowering: Picking: variety in Mid Season Early (Aug/Sept) late A variety still under research at ISSA. Good general disease resistance. A sweet old-fashioned apple. A small early-season apple. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September . Easy to spread and shape.(061) 921856 / 866 MILLER’S SEEDLING MINOGUE WHITE MOSSEY NORFOLK ROYAL A delicious fresh and juicy apple.www. England in about 1908. Grows well in the Irish climate.

(061) 921856 / 866 PÊCHE MELBA RAWLEY’S SEEDLING RED BRANDY Tasty bite-sized treat. Requires good sun for best flavour. Traditionally grown in orchards of Co.irishseedsavers.ie . Cork in the early 1900s. Tree is easy to prune and maintain.December . but its excellent flavour ensures its popularity. Kilkenny. Rawley on her farm in Co. Originally grown by Mrs. In early summer it has an attractive downy peach-like surface which may also have contributed to its name. Requires a good site and sunny location for best taste and health. A vigorous and healthy tree with good disease resistance. Large fragrant eating apple with ‘peach’ coloured flesh.www.Irish Seed Savers Association . Popular flavour. Delicious eaten fresh from the tree. Originally from Kilkenny circa 1930. Susceptible to scab. Fruit are scab resistant. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Mid (September) November .

ie . Co. Requires a sunny location for sweetest and tastiest results. A tasty winter treat. Juicy and crunchy.(061) 921856 / 866 REID’S SEEDLING RICHARDSON ROSS NONPAREIL Delicious tasting apple – a favourite of many. this apple became popular throughout Ireland and overseas.January .October Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Early Season Late (October) November . Discovered by a Mr. An attractive and tasty addition to any fruit-bowl. Dating from 1786. Reid in Rachill. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Mid (September) October . The apples hang on the tree after the leaves have fallen off. Large and juicy eating apple. Discovered in Kilkenny at the turn of the 20th century.irishseedsavers.www. Silver russet against deep red blush makes for a great fruit-bowl apple in frosty winter months. Very decorative.Irish Seed Savers Association .November Late Season Mid (September) September . Armagh circa 1885.

Part of the ‘Crofton’ collection of apples associated with Co. Traditional to Co.www. Sligo. Crunchy and juicy apple of good flavour. Fresh aromatic flavour. Traditional to Ireland since at least the early 1600s.October Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September . this variety may have originated in England.irishseedsavers.(061) 921856 / 866 SCARLET CROFTON STRIPPY SUMMER JOHN Attractive red coloured fruit make a very striking ornamental addition to the garden in early autumn. Resistant to scab. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September .November Tangy and juicy taste – with distinctive pink-tinged flesh.ie . Traditional to Co. Armagh.Irish Seed Savers Association . Flat and russetted with white flesh. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Mid (Aug / Sept) September . Requires a sunny location for best flavour. Fermanagh An attractive russetted apple with a beautiful scarlet blush.

Irish Seed Savers Association .(061) 921856 / 866 THOMPSON’S APPLE TURKEY WILLOUBY Tasty bite-sized treat.www.ie . Looks great in a fruit basket. A children’s favourite. Requires a sunny location for best ripening. WHITE CROFTON Juicy crisp bite of good flavour. A small early apple with popular flavour. Traditional in counties Monaghan and Tyrone since the 1800s. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Early (Aug / Sept) September Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) September .irishseedsavers. Sligo. May require fruit thinning to increase fruit size. Juicy and crunchy. Beautiful coloured apple. Popular throughout Ireland since the 1830s. Makes a well-shaped tree – easy to prune and attractive in appearance. Requires a sunny location for best colour and flavour. Part of the ‘Crofton’ collection associated with Co.October . Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Mid (September) October Collected in Northern Ireland.

Flowering: Picking: Early Season Early (Aug / September) Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Late Season Mid (September) September .www.ie . Traditionally grown in Co. Traditional in many counties of Ireland since the early 1800s.Irish Seed Savers Association . Sligo. Very attractive fruit with deep red blush on a contrasting white background. Sweetens if ripened in storage.(061) 921856 / 866 WHITE RUSSET WIDOW’S FRIEND YELLOW PITCHER Crisp and juicy early apple. One of the ‘Pitcher’ collection of selfrooting apples associated with the West of Ireland. Popular flavour. Armagh. Popular for its good flavour – often compared to peach or pineapple.October . Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) October Requires a good sunny site for best flavour and to reduce susceptibility to scab. Tree is healthy and disease resistant. Easy to prune and maintain. Traditional to Co. An attractive apple that turns yellow as it ripens.irishseedsavers. Delicious sweet eating apple.

Large and distinctive.irishseedsavers. Flowering: Picking: Mid Season Early (Aug/Sept) Traditional to Armagh and Antrim. Makes a vigorous spreading tree – very productive and reliable. Good flavour. Attractive fruit considered a good cooking apple which sweetens in storage and tastes well around Christmas time.Irish Seed Savers Association . Productive tree requires a good site to reduce susceptibility to scab. Heavy crop.ie .www. Good disease resistance. Best used fresh from the tree. good disease resistance. Associated with counties Kilkenny. Also suitable for cooking.(061) 921856 / 866 DUAL PURPOSE BEAUTY OF BALLINTAYLOR BLOODY BUTCHER BARNHILL PIPPIN A real ‘Beauty’ – contrasting rich yellow and red. Eaten fresh from the tree. Red & yellow colouring looks particularly decorative. Traditional to South Tipperary and Waterford. Meath and Offaly in early 20th century. it has a mild flavour. Flowering: Picking: Mid Season Mid (September) Flowering: Picking: Mid Season (Triploid: Requires 2 pollenizers) Mid (September) .

Irish Seed Savers Association . CLEARHEART Juicy and sweet . Traditional to Co.irishseedsavers. After a months storage it mellows to eating quality.www. Stores until November.ie . So called due to its unusual growth habit – thick young shoots are often bare of leaves except for a leafy cluster near the top – similar to a cabbage plant. Large fruit ideal for tarts and baking. often considered to be a good-flavoured eating apple. Traditional to Co. Flowering: Picking: Mid Season Early (Aug/Sept) Traditional to Co. Flowering: Picking: Late Season Mid (September) Flowering: Picking: Late Season Mid (September) . Stores until November. Cavan. Cavan. So-named due to a large empty space at its ‘heart’. Kilkenny. requiring little sugar. good for tarts.(061) 921856 / 866 CABBAGE STALK CAVAN ROSE A very useful apple – decorative. and sweetens in a sunny summer to a tasty eating apple.

irishseedsavers.Irish Seed Savers Association . Finola Lee. Flowering: Picking: Mid Season Mid (September) Grown on a small farm in Keale. Looks great in the fruit-bowl. May keep until January. A seedling originally planted by Councillor JJ Walsh in Phibsborough. Co. Co.www. Mellows to an eating apple if it gets good sun. A seedling originally planted by Frank Lamb (Father of Dr. May require fruit thinning in order to achieve larger sized fruit. Easy to maintain and prune. Given the name of the woman. Large attractive fruit primarily used for cooking. An attractive apple which is used for cooking in early September. A very productive and dependable tree. who discovered the variety. Kilfinnane.(061) 921856 / 866 COUNCILLOR FINOLA LEE FRANK’S SEEDLING Great for tarts and baking. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) Early October Flowering: Picking: Late Season Mid (September) . Keith Lamb) in Clara. Limerick in the 1990s. before sweetening to become tasty and aromatic as an eating apple.ie . Sweetens to good eating flavour after some time in storage. Dublin circa 1930. Offaly.

needing little sugar. Flowering: Picking: Ripe: Mid Season Mid (September) October . Easy to prune and maintain. Stores until December.(061) 921856 / 866 GOLDEN SPIRE GREASY PIPPIN KILKENNY PEARMAIN Large fruit suitable for tarts. resistant to scab. Sweeten to eating quality in storage.November First became popular in Ireland in the late 1800s before being introduced to the UK. Became popular in Ireland due to its heavy and useful crop and good disease resistance. Very attractive looking apple considered good both as a tasty late eating apple and as a good baking apple.www. Flowering: Picking: Late Season Mid (September) So named due to its very ‘greasy’ surface as it ripens. Flowering: Picking: Late Season Mid (September) .irishseedsavers. Sweetens to a golden yellow colour at which point they are considered good as an eating apple. Once common in counties Fermanagh and Tyrone. Discovered circa 1850 in Lancashire. Large long fruit ideal for tarts. needing little sugar.Irish Seed Savers Association . Very clean fruit. A very dependable and productive tree.ie . UK. Good productive tree that may require fruit thinning in order to achieve larger sized fruit.

so called for its resemblance to a sheep’s nose.www. PERRY SHEEP’S SNOUT (RED) SOVEREIGN (AKA LASS O’GOWRIE) Long ‘snouted’ fruit. Also good for juicing. Armagh. Several different varieties traditional to Ireland carry the name ‘Sheep’s Snout’.irishseedsavers. Sweetens quickly to become tasty eaten fresh. Collected by Anita Hayes from local Donegal residents in the early 1990s. A good choice for juicing as they do not keep in storage. Traditional to Co. May require fruit thinning in order to achieve larger sized fruit. Attractive early cooking apple. Easy to maintain and prune. Flowering: Picking: Mid Season Mid (September) A very productive and dependable tree. Best used fresh from the tree. juicy and tasty fruit.(061) 921856 / 866 MRS.Irish Seed Savers Association . May require fruit thinning in order to achieve larger sized fruit. Large. Flowering: Picking: Mid Season Mid (Late September) Flowering: Picking: Early Season Early (Aug/Sept) . Best eaten fresh from the tree. this variety is popular among all visitors to ISSA who admire its generous crop. Very productive tree with strong resistance to scab.ie . A star of the Heritage Irish catalogue. Gives good flavour to tarts and mellows to eating standard in storage.

irishseedsavers.Irish Seed Savers Association .ie . Healthy and disease resistant. Mid Season Mid (September) BALLYFATTEN (AKA CIDER CELADON) Flowering: Picking: Late Season Mid (September) Late Season Mid (September) .(061) 921856 / 866 CULINARY APRIL QUEEN AHERNE BEAUTY A star of our catalogue. Useful both for cooking and for juicing.www. Flowering: Picking: Traditional to Northern counties since the early 1900s. Considered “an excellent baker” Stores until December. Easy to prune and maintain. Stores until October Large and distinctive fruit with attractive colour. Looks impressive on the tree in Autumn. Flowering: Picking: Thought to have originated in Armagh. A variety long grown and appreciated in Northern Ireland. Its true origins are still under research. Very attractive crimson coloured fruit. This apple is large and juicy. Tree is very productive & dependable.

But it has attracted much attention from visitors to our research orchard. noted for its good wind tolerance and general disease resistance. Best used fresh from the tree as they do not keep. Delightful to see the crop on the tree. and the fruit in autumn is deep crimson with crimson coloured flesh.irishseedsavers. Flowering: Picking: Early Season Mid (September) Flowering: Picking: Early Season Mid (September) . Westmeath. Clare in the early 1990s. Flowering: Picking: Late Season Mid (September) Excellent for jams and jellies. Produces an abundance of medium sized cooking apples. A reliable and prolific cropper. Co.Irish Seed Savers Association . but also large enough for tarts. Very attractive large apple.www. foliage has a slight purple vein. So-called because of their strawberry colour. Large apples are ideal for tarts and baking. A variety found growing at Belvedere House. both at flowering time and again when in fruit. Mullingar. As the name suggests the cultivar is traditional to Co. Cavan and is said to resemble a strawberry in appearance. Found growing in a windswept orchard near Ballyvaughan village on the coast of Co.ie . Its true identity is yet to be established.(061) 921856 / 866 BALLYVAUGHAN SEEDLING BELVEDERE HOUSE CAVAN STRAWBERRY A very attractive variety with beautiful prolific pink blossoms in Springtime.

Traditional to Northern Ireland. Flowering: Picking: Late Season Mid (September) . Discovered on a farm near Milltown.Irish Seed Savers Association . Disease resistant. Co. identifies the variety in our Research Orchard. An attractive fragrant apple. Rediscovered growing on the site of an old orchard in Ennis by the present owner whose surname. CAGOGEE) Reliably produces a good crop of large baking apples each year. Stores until November.irishseedsavers. Useful for baking and tarts. Barron. Blushes a delicate pink on the sunny side.www. Large juicy apple – useful for juicing and baking. Cavan in the 1990s. Flowering: Picking: Unknown Mid (September) Tree is easy to prune and maintain. CAKAGEE. COCKAGEE. Scab resistant. Flowering: Picking: Mid Season Mid (September) This is a candidate for the old Irish variety Coccagee. needing little added sugar.ie . A very healthy and impressively productive tree.(061) 921856 / 866 CAVAN WINE COCCAGEE (BARRON) DOCKNEY (AKA CACCAGEE. Research is ongoing to determine if this is the original Coccagee variety.

Portaferry. This variety made a great contribution towards the self-sufficient food production of the abbey and school. Flowering: Picking: Not Known Early (Aug/Sept) Flowering: Picking: Late Season Mid (September) .(061) 921856 / 866 ECKLINVILLE SEEDLING FINNERTY GLENSTAL COOKER Tangy and juicy apple. easy to prune and maintain. Very productive and reliable cropper.ie . Discovered at Ecklinville. Useful both for baking and as an eater for those who love a sharp taste.irishseedsavers. Its true identity is still under research. Good resistance to scab. Flowering: Picking: Mid Season Mid (September) This variety was collected by ISSA in the 1990s. Co.Irish Seed Savers Association . near Belfast circa 1820. Murroe. Very large and useful cooking apple. Limerick. Considered the best baking apple in the ISSA collection.www. Makes a well-shaped tree. (AKA GLORY OF THE WEST) Grown in the orchards of Glenstal Abbey. Bears reliably with good disease resistance. Good juicer. Stores until November.

Much recommended in the early 1900s – it had its own class in the Dublin Fruit Show of 1904. Antrim. Beautiful early eating apple. Very sweet therefore requiring very little sugar in tarts and cakes. Stores until December. Kildare since the 1830s. Useful for tarts and baking. Discovered in Co. Flowering: Picking: Early Season Early (Aug/Sept) Traditional to Co. Best eaten direct from the tree.(061) 921856 / 866 LEITRIM RED LEIXLIP MARTIN’S SEEDLING (AKA NO SURRENDER) Large green and red striped apple. A seedling raised by James Martin in Co.www.ie . Leitrim in the early 1990s. Kilkenny and Co. Flowering: Picking: Late Season Mid (September) Flowering: Picking: Mid Season Early (August) .irishseedsavers. Large green cooking apple.Irish Seed Savers Association . A fresh and juicy bite.

(061) 921856 / 866 VALENTINE WHITE MOSS A medium sized cider apple also useful for juicing and cooking. Requires a sunny location for best results.www. First recorded in a survey of Kilkenny and Waterford in 1802. Flowering: Picking: Late Season Mid (September) . Also grown in orchards at Ballyvaughan. Clare in the early 20th century. Kilkenny throughout the 19th and 20th century. May require fruit thinning to achieve larger fruit.Irish Seed Savers Association . Co. A healthy tree that produces prolifically and reliably. Productive and reliable each year. Colourful apple useful for baking and juicing.ie .irishseedsavers. Flowering: Picking: Mid Season Mid (September) Grown popularly in Co.

Discovered growing in the estate of Lough Key Forest Park. Small egg-sized fruit are perfect for making colourful jams and jellies. Of good ornamental potential.irishseedsavers.(061) 921856 / 866 CRAB APPLES LOUGH KEY CRAB POLLOCK Produces a mass of white flowers in Springtime followed by clusters of small sweet red fruit resembling rose hips. It seems to be similar to the popular ornamental variety ‘John Downie’. and deep crimson crab apples.www. Much valued for its beautiful deep pink blossom. Roscommon. Co.ie . dark purple tinged foliage.Irish Seed Savers Association . Flowering: Picking: Early Season Mid (September) . Boyle. Flowering: Picking: Early Season Mid (September) Its true identity is yet to be established.