‘a list of names by which the Welsh peasantry designate the several sort of apples that are grown in the Principality’

Welsh names of apples

Dr Danny Thorogood of IBERS shared an article with us that appeared in the Cambrian Journal in 1858 which is a list of the Welsh names by which apple varieties in Wales were known at the time. we thought you might find it interesting…

Danny said ‘I think it’s open to interpretation as to what these varieties actually were but some are likely to be uniquely Welsh and maybe some still exist. For some there are clues as to where they might be found but most will certainly be lost forever. For anyone with the time and the wherewithal, there’s a challenging ‘treasure trail’ to pursue’. Like him we enjoyed the language of the first paragraph!

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