A predominant cooker of the Victorian era, widely valued in the kitchen as a very versatile apple of exceedingly good, sweet, flavour. A Cumbrian apple, of humble origins, the seedling was rescued from a rubbish heap.
Keswick Codlin Apple tree – Season:
Harvest in late August, for use throughout September.
Keswick Codlin - appearance:
Typically a Codlin in appearnace, blocky and ridged, almost entirely pale green with a clean white interior.
Keswick Codlin apple trees – flavour:
Sweet, juicy and pleasantly fruity, needs little or no sugar. Valued for making jellies as well as apple dumplings and sauces.
A culinary apple but can be eaten for dessert when well ripe.
Cropping & Growth
A neat little tree with good blossom. Frost hardy, as might be expected.
Keswick Codlin - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Keswick Codlin apple trees:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermediate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.