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Bardsey Apples



Bardsey are medium-sized apples. They have cream-coloured skin with pink flushes and some ribbing.

Inside, they have crisp, juicy, sweet flesh with a trace of lemon in the aroma.

The tree flowers with white blossoms and is very hardy.

Cooking Tips

Fresh-eating apples.

Also good for cooking and juice.



Storage Hints

Does not store well.


History Notes

The Bardsey tree was found by an Ian Sturrock in 2000 in grounds that may once have been a monks garden on Bardsey Island ("Ynys Enlli") off the tip of the Llyn Peninsula of North Wales, UK. It was the last tree in that garden area.


A birding friend of Sturrock's showed him the tree, saying he'd be using the apples to attract birds.

The fruit was confirmed by a Dr Joan Morgan at the Brogdale Horticultural Trust in Faversham, Kent, England to be a new variety of apple.

Language Notes

In Welsh, called "Afal Enlli."

Sources

Bagnall, Steve. The unique Welsh fruit that could help fight disease. Daily Post. Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Wales. 16 October 2003.

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Citation

Oulton, Randal. "Bardsey Apples." CooksInfo.com. Published 08 October 2006; revised 30 June 2009. Web. Accessed 12/13/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/bardsey-apples>.

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