They have pale yellowish-green skin with orangish-red stripes, and occasional russetting.
Inside, they are tender and juicy, with sweet taste and good flavour.
The tree can bear some fruit without being cross-pollinated by another tree.
For fresh-eating or cooking; cooks to a purée.
Peasgood Nonsuch Apples were first grown from an appleseed (presumed by many to be from a Catshead Codlin apple, others say unknown) in 1860 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England by a Mrs Emma Peasgood (born 1844) when she was 16. She actually planted 5 seeds; only 1 grew. In 1865, she married and moved to Stamford, taking the tree with her. The tree didn’t bear any fruit until 1870.
The apples won first prize in a 1872 Agricultural fair at Burghley Park. It was marketed by Laxton’s Nursery from 1872 onwards.