Nant Gwrtheryn (Pen Llyn)
History & Discovery
Nant Gwrtheyrn on the Pen Llyn in North Wales was an isolated quarry community accessible only by the sea. A delightful golden russet eating apple with a fascinating fennel flavour was found four years ago in the remains of the quarry manager’s garden. Although over 100 years old, the battered tree still produces sound fruit.
The once derelict buildings of Nant Gwrtheyrn are now restored and are used as a Welsh language and Heritage centre. The walk down to the village and the sea views are fabulous. Be sure to visit the museum and cafe.
This naturally disease resistant apple is ideal for organic cultivation in Wales. Pick in October, use October to December.
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.