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Rivers Heritage

Thomas Rivers Apple

A local apple.


First Reported1892
LocationSawbridgeworth
UseCulinary
AppearanceRed/yellow
BlossomsApril
CropsSeptember

This variety was raised at Rivers Nursery, Sawbridgeworth. It was recorded in 1892 when it was awarded a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society. It was introduced to markets in 1894 as Rivers Codlin. Its change of name to Thomas Rivers was effected in 1897.

It has a flushed red and yellow skin with creamy yellow flesh. A culinary apple; it tastes slightly of pears, has a sharp acidic quality and is of generally irregular shape. It is a firm apple which cooks to a juicy, aromatic puree. It makes a good sauce and can be used in pies.

Picked in early September; it will store for two months.


External Sites with Further Information

Keepers Nursery     Deacons Nursery

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