They are aromatic, and combine sweet with tartness in their taste. If the apples grow through a hot summer, they develop a taste something like cinnamon and allspice.
The trees grow about 13 feet (4 metres) tall.
D’Arcy Spice Apples are suitable for fresh-eating.
D’Arcy Spice Apples were found growing in the garden at Tolleshunt D’Arcy Hall near Colchester, Essex, England around 1785.
They were promoted in 1848 by a nurseryman named John Harris.
The apples were called the D’Arcy Spice; Harris didn’t succeed in getting a new name, “Baddow Pippin”, to stick.