Lord Hindlip

Lord Hindlip

A late dessert apple whose name suggests an origin at Hindlip just north of Worcester, yet it was a Mr Watkins of Hereford who first submitted it to the RHS fruit committee in 1896.

The fruit is medium sized and pearmain like in shape. The skin is flushed with some streaks and a variable level of russet. The flesh is aromatic, crisp, sweet and juicy with a deep cream colour. It has a reputation as a reliable cropper, bearing freely on spurs, and  its ability to keep until March would have been part of its appeal in the pre-refrigerated storage era.

There are believed to be 28 varieties of Worcestershire apple

Facts & Figures

Deep cream
All of the descriptions and photographs are by Wade Muggleton unless stated.