History of the Keed’s Cottage apple
Keed’s Cottage comes from a very old tree growing at Jessamine Cottage, Pulborough, and was recognised as a variety in 1947.
It is currently cultivated as part of Brighton Permaculture Trust’s National Collection in Stanmer Park, Brighton.
Description of fruit
Keed’s Cottage is a large apple, flat-rectangular to conic in shape and ribbed along its body. The skin is pale yellow, flushed orange-red and streaked red. It has a greasy feel. The flavour is sweet and quite rich.
Season of use
The fruit is ripe in mid to late September and can be stored until December.
Flowering and pollination
Flowering day: F4
How to identify a Keed’s Cottage apple
Apples can be identified by sending them to the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale or by bringing a sample to Apple Day Brighton, where an expert pomologist will be on hand to identify apples. From each tree, bring three or more ripe fruits and a shoot with representative leaves.
Where to buy a Keed’s Cottage apple tree
Please contact us for details of our supplier for Sussex apple varieties.