English Apples - Croft Pippin

Attractive dual purpose apple found in a private garden in Croft, Leics. Original tree still standing. This is less acidic than a Bramley, contains virtually no vitamin C, is a deeper red; shiny skin, OK as a dessert apple from about October; hangs till late Oct or early Nov but attracts birds because of its bright colour. Stores until early December. Round-conical in shape.

Very regular, heavy cropper every year. Most of the apples are very large; a similar size to 'Calla Colossus'. Weare naming this apple 'Chapman's Colossus', after the person (Nellie Chapman) in whose garden it was found. It was planted as a pip by one of her children in the fifties.

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chapman's colossus, early dec

compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

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