Lane's Prince Albert Cooking Apple
|There is a story behind Lane's Prince Albert which is likely to be
true. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert changed coaches in Berkhampstead,
Hertfordshire, UK at the very moment when a Mr Squire was planting a seedling apple
in his garden. Quite rightly, Mr Squire named his new apple tree Victoria and
Albert. A year or two later however, a certain Mr lane began to grow the trees for
Mr Lane then took it on himself to rename the apple trees as Lane's Prince Albert.
The tree definitely originated from Hertfordshire, England in 1841. This is an
old-fashioned cooking apple tree variety which has lots going for it. It produces fruit from
November to early January and they keep for two months after that. The apples are primarily
for cooking and great for recipes which require an apple that keeps its shape. Although no
longer grown commercially as a cooking apple, Lane's Prince Albert is still grown in the UK
for cider making.
Lane's Prince Albert apples picked around Christmas time will have ripened sufficiently
to be used as eating apples. It is resistant scab and good for growing in cooler areas. You
can buy this apple tree from our recommended online supplier by
||Medium to tough, smooth
||Crisp, retains shape when cooked
||November to March
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Name: molly haines lane
Date posted: October 10, 2010 - 05:39 pm
Message: this apple was made by my great great great grandad. i just found this out while i was doing my homework.... and my nan was telling me the story which i just looked up.
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