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Bardsey apple flower
Bardsey Apple
Bardsey Apple
Bardsey Apple
Bardsey Apple
Bardsey Apple
Bardsey Apple
Bardsey Apple
Bardsey Apple
Bardsey Apple seed
Bardsey Apple seed

Bardsey Apple  - Merlins apple(Bardsey Island Apple)

The parent tree is found on the island of Bardsey, located at Wales in the UK. An ornithologist Andy Clark used, September 1998 apples to lure birds. He discovered that the apples were free of disease, and brought the apples to his friend Ian Sturrock, who does not recognized them and found that they were exceptional. Apples were brought to Joan Morgan, one of the UK's leading apple experts who believed that it was a unknown apple variety.
The apple was named after the island where it was found. It has been nicknamed Merlin's apple because opposite where the apple is found, a mountainside with a cave where legend says that King Arthur's magician Merlin is buried in a glass coffin.
It is believed that Bardsey apple may have survived for over 1000 years in plantations cultivated by medieval monks.

The tree bloom quite early. The flowers are almost white. The island of Bardsey itself is frost free, so there have been concerns if the tree could withstand frost, but the tree has now survived minus 20 degrees in Austria.

The preliminary experience indicates that the apples should be harvested in late September. The fruit is excellent when eaten straight from the tree. It can be saved for mid-November. (UK).

The apple tree is healthy and resistant to scab and apple cancer. The tree can become infected with oak codling moth.

Bardsey apple is sweet with the scent of lemon.




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