Beauty of Bath
 

Beauty of Bath

Fruit of the Month - August 2017

An Early Apple

First Reported1864
LocationBailbrook
UseDessert
AppearanceWaxy green-red
Cropsearly August
UseImmediately

Beauty of Bath originated in Bailbrook. It was propagated by George Cooling in 1864 at his nearby nursery in Bath. It was awarded an RHS First Class Certificate in 1887.

It is a medium-sized dessert apple with a soft, reddish-tinged flesh which is quite juicy. Its yellowy green skin is almost fully covered in very prominent lenticel spots and is slightly waxy with a distinct, aromatic smell.

Beauty of Bath is an early season apple and can be eaten straight from the tree. It is ready for picking in early August. It can taste sharp if picked too early or ‘fermented’ if left on the tree for too long. Tends to bruise easily.

External Sites with Further Information

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