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Braddick’s Nonpareil

Synonyms: Braddick Nonpareil, Ditton Nonpareil, Ditton Pippin, Lincolnshire Reinette.

Identification: Medium size, round to round flattened. The skin is smooth and yellow green with brownish red blushes on the sun-exposed side. Partially russetted in patches. The stem is very short and set in a shallow, russeted cavity. the calyx is small and closed, set in a deep basin.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, sweet and aromatic. Very sharp and tart with a spreading background sweetness that makes this apple taste like sour honey. It can, however, bring tears to the eyes at first bite, especially with early picked apples.

Uses: It was highly regarded as a flavourful, aromatic, sweet-sharp dessert apple but an excellent apple from making pies and tarts.

Origins: Raised during the early 1800s by John Braddick, a horticulturist in Thames Ditton, Surrey (U.K.). It was first shown at the London Horticultural Society in 1818 and listed in British horticultural catalogues by the 1850s.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous up right spreading tree. Bears fruit on spurs.It is well suited to espallier cultivation and produces reliable crops.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps well up to four months. Fairly tart when first picked but sweetens in storage.

Harvest: In the middle of the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Status: dessert

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 13