An apple with an apt name! Irish Peach is an early dessert apple probably of Irish origin that is best eaten straight from the tree in August to get the best flavour because it will not keep. Juicy with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity when at its best.
Apples of medium size, round with flatness at base & apex with obvious broad ribbing Skin pale yellow bordering on green with much brownish orange flush and some broad crimson stripes. Lenticels obvious on green and yellow background but less visible where flushed. The photo was taken late June so the apples have yet to colour up.
Introduced into England in 1820 having arisen in Ireland some time before that possibly in Co. Sligo. It is a tip bearer producing few if any spurs so only prune out older wood that has fruited to develop new growth that will then fruit over the next few years