King Byerd

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'King Byerd'
Cross section of King Byerd, National Fruit Collection (acc. 1954-051).jpg

The King Byerd (or King Bayard)[1] is a cultivar of domesticated apple, that originated in Cornwall. It is primarily used for cooking.[2]

The fruit has green skin, which turns yellow when ripened, developing flecks of red and grey russet.[3] It is harvested from late October, primarily in South-East England.[4] It has a sharp, sweet taste, resulting in its mostly being recommended for cooking meals and desserts.[2] It is considered at its best from January to March, when it mellows to have a sweet, sharp taste.[4] The primary disease affecting the King Byerd cultivar is apple scab.[2]


  1. ^ "Search NFC". 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Item ~ Devon Apples ~ Informative Apple and Fruit Resource". 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cornwall Council - Orchards - Recommended Varieties". 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "King Byerd apple - Nitty Grits". 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013.