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Carswell's Orange Apples
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Carswell’s Orange apples are a medium apple with red flush and stripes over a yellow skin as well as yellow flesh. The Carswell’s Orange apple has a well-balanced sweet and aromatic flavor.
Carswell’s Orange apples are available in fall.
Carswell’s Orange apples, like all other apples, belong to the species Malus Domestica. There are actually two types of Carswell apples: Carswell’s Honeydew apple and Carswell’s Orange apple. Carswell’s Honeydew apple is also a medium dessert apple, however it has flushed dull skin and a cream colored flesh. Carswell’s Honeydew apple is sweet and honeyed, like its name, and has also been described as having the tendency to be over-sweet. Carswell’s Orange apple tree is less susceptible to diseases and creates more aesthetically pleasing apples than Carswell’s Honeydew apple tree.
Apples nutritional benefits include fiber, polyphenols, vitamins C, K, and B6, as well as minerals such as potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium.
Carswell’s Orange apple is a dessert apples. Dessert apples are often best eaten raw and can pair well with cheddar and other types of cheese.
Carswell’s Orange apple and Carswell’s Honeydew apple trees were both developed in Ashtead, Surrey, England in the late 1930s. After the Second World War new apple varieties were imported to England making great competition for local apple growers, which led to the decline of English apple orchards. It wasn’t until the 1990s that English growers began to grow imported apple varieties with great success. The consistent temperature and rainfall in England makes for an ideal climate in which apples to grow slowly and reach their peak flavor. Today, The National Collection of Fruit Trees at Brogdale contains 1,900 or more different varieties of apple trees.
J. W. Carswell first bred Carswell’s Orange apple in Ashtead, Surrey, England in 1938. He then bred Carswell’s Honeydew apple a year later in 1939. Both Carswell’s Orange and Carswell’s Honedew apples are a cross between cox’s orange pippin apple and other unknown variety of apples. The Carswell’s Orange apple tree is heartier and can withstand more than Carswell’s Honeydew apple tree.