Martin Nonpareil

Martin Nonpareil

A medium sized eating apple said to originate from a Rev George Williams of the village of Martin Hussingtree in 1795. The fruit has a pale green skin turning yellow in storage, with a slightly rough texture and sprinkled with brown russet spots.

Reported to be a vigorous, hardy tree and a good bearer.

The apples are supposed to keep until March. This variety was effectively lost until 2012 with no known examples surviving.  Following an article in the Martin Hussingtree parish magazine a pair of old trees in a cottage garden came to light and the fruit matched the historical descriptions and illustrations.  A few young trees have now been grafted thus securing the next generation of this variety.

There are believed to be 28 varieties of Worcestershire apple

Facts & Figures

Pale Green
All of the descriptions and photographs are by Wade Muggleton unless stated.