Inside, they have crisp, juicy white flesh, which can be red-tinged near the skin. The flesh softens quickly once picked.
The flesh has good, sweet flavour, especially when picked in August — some detect hints of strawberry in the taste.
The apples ripen in August.
The compact tree blossoms early. The blossoms are sterile, so the tree needs another type of apple tree to pollinate it.
Devonshire Quarrenden Apples were mentioned in writing in 1676 by John Worlidge (1640-1700) of Petersfield, Hampshire, England in his book, “Vinetum Britannicum.”
The apples may have originated in France.