Peche Melba—Irish Heritage Apples

peche melba

The Peche Melba was brought to England from Bessborough, County Kilkenny in 1930. A large to very large apple, round to round conical. Irregular and lopsided. Green to yellowish green with orange-red flush. Red stippling with only slight russeting. Picking early September.

Note: Information on these apples comes from a wonderful book, “The Heritage Apples of Ireland” by Michael Hennerty.

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