The Dufflin Blend:
A beautiful blend of Dufflin, Bramley’s Seedlings, Lord Lambourne, and Duchess of Oldeburgh, with a handful of Discovery.
Here are descriptions of the gorgeous apple varieties in The Dufflin Blend.
Traced back to mentions in early 1900s , its high sugar makes it ideal as both a cider and a lovely juice apple. While the National Fruit Collection defines it as a Devonshire apple, Cornwall also has a strong claim on its origins. A medium sized apple with yellow lightly russetted skin.
A much more modern variety, probably a cross by Mr Dummer of Langham, between Worcester Pearmain x Beauty of Bath. The mother tree was still growing in 1993 at Langham. A lovely story surrounds its “discovery”. Mr Dummer had raised some trees from Worcester Pearmain seedlings and decided to plant the best one in his garden. He only had one arm and enlisted the help of his wife who slipped and broke her ankle! The tree laid unattended under a sack for several weeks before it was finally planted. Incredibly it survived, producing heavy early season crops of colourful red apples. Very juicy, hints of strawberry, and like the Red Devils, with often pink stained flesh.