Annie Elizabeth is a well-known traditional English "cooker". The flavour is sweeter than most culinary varieties, and it can also be eaten if you like a sharp apple. The apples are usefully large, and it is a good keeper.
This is a good variety for any recipe where you want slices to keep their shape when cooked.
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Like many traditional cooking apples, Annie Elizabeth is reliable and easy to grow. It can be grown throughout the UK and is usually unaffected by pests and diseases.
Although usually considered as a partially self-fertile variety, Annie Elizabeth nevertheless has many of the hallmarks of a (self-sterile) triploid variety - good disease resistance, vigorous growth, and thick dark-coloured leaves. For this reason it is perhaps best planted with another compatible (different) variety nearby.
Raised in Leicestershire in the mid 19th century and introduced by the Harrison and Sons nursery of Leicester.