Thursday, 16 May 2013

a field study of an 'Irish Beauty' or is it 'Irish Peach'?

Apple - Malus domestica

'Irish Beauty' or 'Irish Peach'

12th May 2013, North Chingford.

In 2012 this tree fruited much earlier than the other apple trees around the allotment and forest garden - possibly as early as August if we recall correctly. We have not yet found a reference for 'Irish Beauty' except for the listing of the name on the Forest Garden legend made in 2004. There are, however, numerous references for 'Irish Peach' apple which detail an apple with similar characteristics to those of the 'Irish Beauty'. Could this be a mis-identification?

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