Harvey apple apple


An old variety of yellow cooking apple known as Harvey and as Dr Harvey recorded since 1629. It is probably an East Anglian apple which was named after Dr Gabriel Harvey, a Master of Trinity Hall, one of the Cambridge Colleges, whose lasting fame is attributed to the fact that he endowed some money to keep a part of the road to London in good repair. Those of us who live in Cambridge commend any effort to keep communications with the capital efficient and applaud his actions. It is a mid-season variety, harvested from mid-September in South-East England and is at its best from September to November.

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