GEOFF Dyson's immaculate garden bears very unusual fruit.
A unique tree stands proudly among the plethora of pears, apples and plums, as well as beds bursting with vegetables.
It is a tree upon which just one apple hangs. And no expert has yet been able to identify it.
Despite sending fruit from its parent to horticulturists for years, they have so far drawn a blank.
So Mr Dyson, 75, of Waterloo, and a member of the Northern Fruit Group, has named it Woodsome Pearmain.
"I just got fed up, so said: `What are we going to call it?' "
The keen sportsman first spotted the unfamiliar tree while enjoying a day out at Woodsome Hall golf course in 1999.
The hall's Victorian orchard was overgrown to a virtual jungle, but it contained a range of common fruit varieties, as well as an unrecognised species that had grown completely wild.
Some kind of building has stood on the site of Woodsome Hall since 1100.
The Romans first brought the apple to Britain, but the fruit is thought to have originated in Persia.
Mr Dyson set about grafting a bud of the new tree on to a root stock. He now grows the `infant' Woodsome Pearmain in his back garden.
"That apple is the only cultivated apple that we know of," he said proudly.
This year, Mr Dyson started making a detailed diary of fruit- growing, with the hope of publishing it in a book.
It will, he hopes, encourage many people to get back in their gardens and grow their own produce. He has cultivated fruit for almost 40 years.
His garden measures just 17 yards by 15 yards, but is packed with trees either bursting with fruit.
Mr Dyson's wife, Avril, 70, makes delicious jams and wine.
Mr Dyson says summer is the best time of the year.
"Everything is done at the moment. The summer pruning is done. It's a slack time. You're picking the fruit. It's payback time!"