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Reverend W. Wilks

Apple – National Heritage

Reverend W. Wilks


Apple – National Heritage


Early September



Planting Position


An early season culinary apple from Veitch's Nursery of King's Road, Chelsea, in 1904. Names after the then secretary of the R.H.S. the vicar of Shirley, Surrey. It is thought to be a cross between Peasgood’s Nonsuch and Ribston Pippin. A large, sweet, early to middle season culinary apple, good for baking and for purée, when it needs very little sugar. It was once said by professional cooks to be the best cooking apple of all. Fruits will ripen late August to mid-September and can often weigh over 2 pounds each. Attractive blossom, moderate vigour and good crops.

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