Inside, they have firm, juicy, aromatic flesh, with a brisk, rich, sweet taste.
Lord Burghley Apples store well, until April or later. In fact, they are considered best after a month or two in storage.
Lord Burghley Apples were discovered in the early 1800s growing as a seedling in discarded waste by a Mr Matheson, the head gardener at the time at Burghley Park, near Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. He allowed the seedling to grow; it started bearing fruit in 1834.
The apple was introduced to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1865.