Origin and History
Lord Hindlip is a decorative, late dessert appleof unknown parentage. Introduced by nurseryman Mr Watkins of Hereford in 1896, it was named after Sir Henry Allsopp, Ist Baron Hindlip, of Hindlip Hall in Worcestershire.
The medium-sized fruit has a distinctive shape, tapering sharply and with marked ridging on one side, often giving it a lop-sided appearance. The skin is brownish-orange with patches of bright red and some russeting. The cream-coloured flesh is crisp, sweet and juicy with an aromatic flavour.
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Picking, Storing and Using
Lord Hindlip's main claim to fame is its excellent keeping quality. It benefits from being stored and the flavour is at its best early in the New Year, but before the days of refrigeration it was kept as late as May. Although primarily a dessert variety, Lord Hindlip can also be cooked and keeps its shape nicely.
Growth, Flowering and Pollination
Lord Hindlip is a reliable though not heavy cropper. The variety is self-sterile and needs a pollinator such as Ellison's Orange, James Grieve or John Standish.
Henry Allsopp was head of Samuel Allsopp & Sons Brewery of Burton-on-Trent. He is the direct ancestor of TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp.