Green Purnell

Green Purnell

Supposedly an old variety yet one about which little is known or recorded. It was introduced to the National Fruit Trials in 1945, being said to be from the County of Worcestershire.

It can still be found in a few old orchards in the region and is sometimes refered to simply as Purnells. The fruit viewed in August seem a bright green, medium-sized dessert, yet by late October develop rich red and orange streaks resembling almost a completely different apple. Fully ripe by November it will keep until January. The flesh is firm, creamy and fine, juicy and sweet.

There are believed to be 28 varieties of Worcestershire apple

Facts & Figures

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