King apple


A name for Warner's King, a variety of yellowish green cooking apple known since the late 18th Century and which cooks to a sharp purée. It is first recorded as 'King apple' but was renamed when it was sent by a Mr Warner to Thomas Rivers. It received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 1993. This late-season variety is harvested from late September in South-East England and is at is best from then until December.

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