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.
Also good for cooking and juice.
Does not store well.
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.
In Welsh, called “Afal Enlli.”
Bagnall, Steve. The unique Welsh fruit that could help fight disease. Daily Post. Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Wales. 16 October 2003.