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Flower Of Kent Apple on G.16 (Spring 2021)


The apple that famously inspired Isaac Newton. Also known as Isaac Newton's Tree.

This storied tree is vigorous and spreading, ideal for sitting under when preparing to make groundbreaking observations about the behavior of physical matter. It is a partial tip bearer and is susceptible to fireblight. Biennialism is not a reported issue with Flower of Kent, but it is an heirloom variety, and thinning is always a good idea in this case.

The fruit is striped red over green, huge, and blocky; it probably falls with a distinct thud. A traditional English pie apple, the flavor is sub-acid and the soft flesh melts to a puree when baked. It stores well for about two months. The size and softness of Flower of Kent make it unappealing for fresh eating; this apple is a collector's item with culinary value.

Flower of Kent was first mentioned in the 15th century, but it got its real fame in 1666 when it inspired Isaac Newton's theory of gravitational laws. Newton's original tree still survives at Woolsthorpe Manor and it is now about 350 years old. The majority of the Flower of Kent trees in existence today are propagated from the wood of the original tree.

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This storied tree is vigorous and spreading, ideal for sitting under when preparing to make groundbreaking observations about the behavior of physical matter. It is a partial tip bearer and is susceptible to fireblight. Biennialism is not a reported issue with Flower of Kent, but it is an heirloom variety, and thinning is always a good idea in this case.

The fruit is striped red over green, huge, and blocky; it probably falls with a distinct thud. A traditional English pie apple, the flavor is sub-acid and the soft flesh melts to a puree when baked. It stores well for about two months. The size and softness of Flower of Kent make it unappealing for fresh eating; this apple is a collector's item with culinary value.

Flower of Kent was first mentioned in the 15th century, but it got its real fame in 1666 when it inspired Isaac Newton's theory of gravitational laws. Newton's original tree still survives at Woolsthorpe Manor and it is now about 350 years old. The majority of the Flower of Kent trees in existence today are propagated from the wood of the original tree.

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The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: baking, sauce
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: green
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Kent, England
Introduced in: pre-1629
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 15 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.16 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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