Pig Skin Apple
History & Discovery
Found in Gaerwen (Ynys Mon) this tree is probably a highly coloured sport of Egremont Russet. Grown on Anglesey since the 1850s
The name refers to the rough russeted skin of the apple. The distinctive skin minimises bruising and repels infection (it is one of the most disease resistant of all apples). The skin also enables the fruit to keep well in storage (at least 3 Months). It develops a lovely golden hue with an orangey pink flush on the sunny side of the fruit. The flesh is cream coloured, sweet and firm. The unique flavour is nutty with increasingly tannic overtones during storage. There is a good balance of sweetness and acidity. The blossom is frost tolerant. An excellent choice for Welsh Gardens.
Pollination Groub B
Pictured is farmer Bleddyn Beck of Neath with Frances Bach, a purebred "Welsh Pig" , a breed recognized since 1870. Pedigree "Welsh Pig" products can be obtained direct from the farm on 01639 644091 or www.welshpig.com. The best pork you have ever tasted!!!
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All fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. The rootstocks determine eventual tree size.
Bigger trees are more robust & produce more fruit, but take up more space.
Always choose a bigger rootstock if you need extra anchorage or your soil is in poor (very wet, dry or rocky). Small trees cannot compete with grass and weeds.
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