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Heritage Apples at Royal Horticultural Society

The Alexander Apple, 1818. Watercolour by William Hooker (1779-1832). See more early-19th century illustrations by Hooker and others at RHS Heritage Apples.

Heritage Apples at Royal Horticultural Society

Do you know a Ribston Pippin from a Keswick Codlin?

People have been growing apples for centuries–developing thousands of apple varieties, each with their own unique taste and appearance. Sadly, many of these varieties have disappeared or are very rare.

Discover more about the rich history of apples, apple care and cultivation, historical apple paintings, and other amazing apple facts and trivia.

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