Tin Yr Gwydd (1870s, Dyfed)
History & Discovery
An old Victorian cooking apple, going back to at least the 1870’s. The fruit tree is named after its unusual shape rather than its flavour!
This is a very early cooking apple. Can be picked in August and the fruit will last until October. Bright green and then turning gold. The crop can be extremely heavy, even on very young trees. The fruit are very large. Excellent for dried apple rings (White and tangy). Cooks to a brisk, light purée.
Pollination group B.
Rootstock & Eventual Tree Size
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 poor (very wet, dry or rocky). Small trees cannot compete with grass and weeds.
If you want your fruit tree to remain smaller than its eventual tree size, simply prune back in the summer.
(Unsure about summer pruning? Check out our video guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlF_ekXp5PA)
Pollination Group B
Bilingual product label and small “Welsh to the Core!” tie-on label (left) included.