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Smart’s Prince Arthur

Apple – National Heritage

Smart’s Prince Arthur


Apple – National Heritage





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Planted in our Orchard to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III (funded by the Coronation Living Heritage Fund). A late nineteenth century cooking apple, raised in 1883 by Mr Smart of Sittingbourne, Kent, and once much grown in the orchards around Maidstone. Very attractive fruit with a distinctive tall, conical shape; orange-yellow in colour, with deep red streaks. Known as Lady’s Finger, in Kent. Yellow, juicy, sweetish flesh which develops a fuller flavour with storage and becomes more of an eating apple. Cooked, it keeps most of its shape. The tree has an attractive weeping habit. Good Crops. Pick October and store until April.

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