A late dessert apple Green Purnell is said to be an established variety from the county. Medium sized round or round conical apples. The fruit viewed in August appear a bright green, yet by late October develop rich red and orange streaks resembling a quite different apple. Fully ripe by November it will keep until late January. The flesh is firm, creamy and fine, juicy and sweet.
It can still be found in a few old orchards in the region and is sometimes refered to simply as Purnells. Otherwise little is known about the provenance of this apple.
Pollination group – C Picking time – Late October Storage until – late January