Keswick Codlin


According to Robert Hogg in the Fruit Manual ‘ found among a quantity of rubbish growing behind a wall at Gleaston Castle, near Ulverstone, Lancs’ (Sanders).  Introduced in 1790 by John Sander, a Keswick nurseryman who gave it the name Keswick Codlin.

A typical codlin type apple
Medium to large, oblong/conical, angular, lopsided, ribby.  Flatsided and five crowned.
Light green ripening to pale yellow.  Can develop purple brown flush on sunny side of tree. Lenticels noticeable as large russet dots. Could be confused with Lord Grosvenor but less shiny. Skin dry and smooth but goes greasy if kept.

Cavity wide and shallow with a little russet. 
Stalk short and stout. Can be fleshy or buried in the flesh.
Basin irregular, puckered, beaded.  Sometimes a little russet.
Eye closed, pinched in
Sepals long, broad, downy
Flesh creamy white and soft, cooks up to fluff in the usual codlin way.

Tube cone, Stamens median, Core abaxile

Tree vigorous, upright spreading

Flowering seven days before Bramley’s Seedling

Season : Late September to October