Tom Putt apple

/tom POOT/

An old variety of English cooking apple heavily flushed with red, not readily available. It was raised by Thomas Putt, rector at Trent which used to be in Somerset but is now in Dorset some time in the late 18th Century. It was a great apple for cider-making and grown widely in the West Country for that purpose. This mid-season variety is harvested from early October in South-East England and is at its best from October to December.