Tullens Pickhurst Lane
Apples and Pears
At Tullens Fruit Farm we grow traditional varieties of English apple which are no longer generally available. These include Worcester Pearmain, Cox Orange Pippin, Egremont Russet and Red Pippin. No more boring and tasteless Gala and Braeburn often imported from the other side of the world. Buy from us and you get local fruit picked when ripe and sold in its own season. We do not gas store or spray with stay fresh chemicals. We do however have "chiller" cold stores to extend the life of apples which have good keeping qualities. At our farm shop all varieties on sale are available for tasting. Thus you can find an apple that suits your individual taste bud before buying.
Our home grown apples are used to make wonderful "cloudy" apple juice. Unlike the mass produced blended product found in supermarkets we use individual varieties of apple to make named "Variety" juice. Each one has its own unique flavor. Hence our Worcester Pearmain juice is sweet with a hint of strawberry our Cox Orange Pippin has the unique Cox tang. Our juice is pasteurized and we add some vitamin C to prevent it going brown but use no preservatives. There is no added sugar. Our apple juice contains natural sugars only.
Visit our Farm shop for a real taste of true British apples.
Easy parking and friendly and knowledgeable service. You can also buy from us at the Farmers Markets in Chichester, Arundel, Petworth and Shoreham.
At Tullens Fruit Farm we currently grow the following varieties of apple and pear;
A late ripening apple with a russet skin and a sweet aromatic flavor. (Originated circa 1700)
A mid season apple. One tree found in a back garden in the Isle Of Man and repropogated by a nursery man. Yellowish skin and an unusual sweet flavor(Rediscovered 1950's)
A very large apple. They say best picked and eaten on Christmas Day. Skin yellow streaked with red. A little tart in taste.(Originated circa 1740)
England’s finest cooking apple. Green with an occasional touch of
red. Tart flavour unmatched in any imported apple. Dates back to
the 19th century
The queen of pears. Good size and superb flavour. Pale green with a tinge of red. Pale yellow flesh is so juicy when ripe that a napkin to avoid damage to clothing, is advised .
A delicious juicy pear developed as a cross of Conference and Doyenne Du Comice.
The first pear to ripen .A tasty pear that can be eaten crunchy straight from the tree or juicy after a few days to ripen.
COXES ORANGE PIPPIN
COXES ORANGE PIPPIN
The original Cox and the finest flavoured apple in the world. Orange
flush over greenish yellow. Deep cream flesh has an aromatic flavour.
Originated in the 18th century.
A cross of the Crown apple (originated 1894 and slightly acid) with a Jonagold apple (see below a sweeter apple). Yellow skin with a red flush. Very juicy and slightly tart.
Our earliest apple. Bright red flush outside and pinkish flesh. Crisp and
juicy with a hint of strawberry. Developed in Essex in 1949.
DOYENNE DU COMICE
DOYENNE DU COMICE
The Queen of pears. Absolutely perfect for poaching in wine or deliciously juicy if ripe.(You need a napkin to protect your clothes). The last fruit picked on our farm each season but definitely worth waiting for.
Another old favourite. The flesh is cream, tinged yellow, sweet and firm with an unusual nutty flavour.
A mid season apple. Yellow skin with crimson stripes. Sweet aniseed taste and tender flesh. (Developed 1904 as a cross from Cox Orange Pippin)
A sweet crisp apple that stores well. A cross from james Grieve and Red delicious developed in the 1980's.
A small Russet apple. Somewhat different flavor to the "Egremont". Tangy taste. (Developed in 1893)
A wonderfully flavoured dual purpose apple. Sharp when picked off the tree and a delightful cooking apple. Mellows in to a great eater.
Raised in Scotland and a cross of Cox Orange Pippin (First recorded 1893)
A derivative from Jonagold. Similar storage qualities. Our juciest apple
with a crisp sweet bite. Once tried becomes a favourite of all our
Late maturing but our best apple for storing. Golden skin and very sweet
The first apple ready to eat each season. A red juicy apple . a cross of James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain. (Developed 1947)
KIDDS ORANGE RED
KIDDS ORANGE RED
A crisp sweet lantern shaped apple. Also late maturing and another Cox Orange Pippin cross.(Developed in New Zealand and introduced to the UK in 1932)
A late maturing creamy aromatic apple. This time a cross between the Cox Orange Pippin and the Wyken Pippin.(Developed in 1897)
A culinary apple yellow in colour as opposed to the green Bramley. (Recorded as early as 1862)
A crispy juicy mid season apple. A slight bite to taste. A cross between James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain. (Introduced in 1907)
Our customers seem to prefer these to the original. More highly
coloured and slightly crisper than an orange pippin. Our most popular
Rich aromatic and sweet. Stores well . An underrated highly coloured fruit.
A mutation from a German apple called an Alkmene. Ripens early and has a juicy tangy flavor.
Another early variety. Sweet and juicy with a tinge of pink flesh. A cross of Discovery and golden Delicious developed in the 1980's
A purple apple with extremely crisp and white flesh. Juicy and slightly sharp. A cross of McIntosh and Yellow Newtown Pippin developed in Canada (Dates back to the early 1930's).
Another early variety. Orange red fruit. Sweet and juicy with a strong
and unique “Worcester” flavour. As the name suggests originated in
Worcester in the 19th century.
Our thanks to OrangePippin.com for use of many of their images