Tinsley Quince

Tinsley Quince apple

History of Tinsley Quince

The Tinsley Quince apple variety was received by the National Fruit Trials in 1942 from R. Fairman, Crawley.

It is currently cultivated as part of Brighton Permaculture Trust's National Collection in Stanmer Park, Brighton. You can see a Tinsley Quince apple tree (planted 2009) in Home Farm Orchard (map).

Description of fruit

The Tinsley Quince apple has a quince-like smell when ripe. The flesh is sweet and firm. The fruit is greenish-yellow with a few russet dots and is slightly greasy. It is flat to rectangular in shape and ribbed slightly on the body of the fruit and at the eye.

Season of use

The fruit can be picked in early October and stored till November.

Tree habit

The Tinsley Quince tree is moderately vigorous and forms a spreading canopy of branches.

Flowering and pollination

Flowering day: F8

How to identify a Tinsley Quince 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 Tinsley Quince apple tree

Please contact us for details of our supplier for Sussex apple varieties.