Mary's Apple

(striped and sweet)


Not much information.  Found at Deacon’s Nursery and in Mary Case’s orchard.  Raised by a Mrs Mary Cox who lived near Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight and given to the nursery for propagation.
Described as a large green apple in the catalogue it does develop red and yellow stripes as it ripens.

It can be used as a dessert or for cooking.

Large and quite striking, round/conical, flattened at base, has a hammered feel to the skin.

Mary Case decided after a few years’ trial that it was not worth an orchard place.  The flavour was not outstanding and it became disease ridden.