Catshead apple


An ancient variety of green, dual-purpose apple grown at Lyveden New Bield when owned by Sir Thomas Tresham who died in 1605. It was noted in 1629 and looks a bit like a cat's head in profile. This apple cooks to a purée. It is a late-season apple which is harvested from early October in South-East England, is stored and is at its best between October and January.