History of the Green Custard apple
The Green Custard apple variety was originally grown by the nurseryman J. Cheal & Sons of Crawley and received in 1941.
It is currently cultivated as part of Brighton Permaculture Trust’s National Collection in Stanmer Park, Brighton.
Description of fruit
The Green Custard is a large apple that is tall to conic in shape and ribbed on the body of the fruit and on the eye. The skin is yellowish-green sometimes with faint orange flush and russet on the base. Greasy. Soft white to cream flesh that is slightly acid. The variety is very similar to Catshead.
Season of use
The fruit often falls early, so it should be picked in late August and stored until October.
Flowering and pollination
Flowering day: F11
How to identify a Green Custard 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 Green Custard apple tree
Please contact us for details of our supplier for Sussex apple varieties.