Scarlet Crofton—Irish Heritage Apples

scarlett crofton

The Scarlet Crofton was said to have been brought from England to Sir Malby Crofton, Longford House, County Sligo during the reign of Elizabeth I, in the late 1500’s or early 1600’s. It was re-introduced into England by nurseryman John Robertson of Kilkenny in 1819. It is a medium sized, oblong, slightly uneven apple. Pale yellow to yellowish green, with large areas of deep red/scarlet blush. The skin is covered with net russeting.

Drawn here with Faber Castell color pencils.

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