The Devonshire Quarrenden apple is an ancient English variety. The first information about it dates back to seventeenth century, when it was described by John Worlidge in his book “Vinetum Britannicum.” However, they are thought to be much older than that, native to South West England, and may originally have come from France. They were widely grown in Victorian times.
The Devonshire Quarrenden is a round, small to medium-sized apple. It has dark red skin and a special, distinctive sweet flavour, which has been compared to strawberries. It is crisp and juicy, and perfect both for eating fresh and for making juice. It is among the earliest apples to ripen, and thus it can be found in late August or early September.