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 ‘Royal Jack’

I have found no description of this apple in the contemporary literature.



Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.


History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues under Cyder Apples, ‘The Best Known in Devonshire’ [Apple no.55/1845].




Published Apr 16, 2010 - 03:54 PM | Last updated Jul 25, 2011 - 03:12 PM

Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, unknown but probably England

Common Name

Apple, Cider apple

Name in the Camden Park Record

Royal Jack  



Confidence level low