Berkeley Pippin

Presumed originating at Berkeley, Gloucestershire, and known at the start of the 20th century, when considered a cider variety. Though it tends to have a little tannin, in the flesh, it is actually a good dessert apple, medium sized, flattened round, often conical and irregular. It is often quite late to ripen fully, late in October, and carries a heavy bloom over a prettily striped apple,. The flesh is sweet, crisp and juicy. The apples are better in November and can be stored to the year end, though becoming drier.