Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Malus domestica ‘Desert Apple’

Probably a variety raised at Camden Park.  No mention is made of this apple in William Macarthur’s records.  



Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.


History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [Apple no.12/1843].




Published Apr 15, 2010 - 03:11 PM | Last updated Jul 25, 2011 - 04:58 PM

Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, unknown but probably Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Desert Apple (no name) 



Confidence level low