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