Peasgood's Nonsuch apple trees
Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
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Peasgood's Nonsuch is a good-looking traditional English cooking apple from the Victorian era. As the name suggests, it was raised by Mrs Peasgood of Stamford, Lincolnshire - probably in the middle of the 19th century.
Peasgood's Nonsuch has all the qualities expected in a traditional English cooker - large size, plenty of juice, and a sharp tangy flavour. The coarse light flesh readily cooks down to a puree. The apples ripen mid-season and can be kept for a few weeks, filling the gap before the late-season cooking apples become available.
As well as being one of the better English cookers, in Victorian times it was also considered a good eating apple as well.
Peasgood's Nonsuch (also known as Peasgood Nonesuch) was probably raised in the middle of the 19th century. It received a first-class certificate from the RHS Fruit Committee in 1872, and soon became a popular garden variety.
The term "Nonsuch" is seen in several apple variety names, and had a more favourable meaning in Victorian times than it sounds today. The French form of the same word is "sans-pareil" or "non-pareil", and is also found in several old English apple names. When translated this gives the true meaning of "non such", i.e. "unsurpassed".
The parentage is not known, however it is a parent of another well-known English cooker, Reverend W. Wilks.
Peasgood's Nonsuch characteristics
- Gardening skillBeginner
- Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
- Flowering group3
- Pollinating othersAverage
- Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
- Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
- WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
- Picking seasonMid
- Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
- Food usesCulinaryJuiceTraditional cookerDual purpose
- Flavour style (apples)Sharper
- Disease resistanceAverage
- ScabSome resistance
- CankerSome susceptibility
- Country of originUnited Kingdom
- Period of origin1850 - 1899
- AwardsRHS AGM (current)