Dunkerton Late
 

Dunkerton Late

Fruit of the Month - May 2018

A sweet cider apple.

First Reported c. 1940
LocationSomerset
UseCider
AppearanceGreen-Yellow
CropsNovember
Use byImmediately

Dunkerton's Late, which is also known as Dunkerton's Sweet, was raised or found circa 1940, by Mr. Dunkerton of Baltonsborough, near Glastonbury, Somerset. It is reported that the original tree is still standing.

Its skin is green, turning to yellow as it matures. It is covered in varying amounts of light red flush. The cider it produces is valued for its sweetness, fruity taste and its low tannin levels. It is a popular variety which is widely planted. It is picked in early November.

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