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 ‘Northwood Bitter-sweet’

‘A large Somersetshire apple, white and red striped. The tree is large and generally bears well. It is sold chiefly as table fruit.’ [HP].



Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.



History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues under under Cyder Apples, ‘The Best Known in Devonshire’ [Apple no.53/1845].




Published Apr 16, 2010 - 03:48 PM | Last updated Jul 25, 2011 - 03:14 PM

Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England, Somerset

  • Northwood


Common Name

Apple, Cider apple, Dessert apple

Name in the Camden Park Record




Confidence level high