Product Name:   Newland Sack

Scientific Name:  Malus domestica

Country:  UK (England)

Appearance:  A red, green dual purpose apple.

What makes the product special?  In 1800 one of the tenants of Newland Court claimed it was the “best family apple known” and wished all his orchards were of Newland Sack. It also has an amazing keeping quality and will keep till May if stored correctly.

Who cares about it?  Fruit enthusiasts

Who still uses / eats it?  Very rare – barely eaten

Is it hard to find? Why? Incredibly rare, will never be found as a fruit for sale

What factors make it at risk of being forgotten and / or extinct?  rarity and obscurity

What does it taste like? (Home cook, producer and / or chef’s perspective) A dual purpose apple that cooks well and can be eaten as a dessert fruit.

Where does it come from? supposedly arose around 1800 when it grew as a seedling from a pile of pomade waste left over from cider making, in 1888 William Crump of Madresfield  exhibited at an RHS show

How is it grown, raised or produced? (Producer’s perspective) Was effectively lost until it was rediscovered by the Marcher Apple network in the late 1990’s. Can be purchased as a tree from Walcot Nursery of Drakes Broughton, Worcs

Culinary Uses: can be eaten as a dessert or used as a cooker