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Alton

Identification: Small size and round conic. The base colour is greenish-yellow over which is a wine red blush covering three quarters of the surface with darker striping. The striping extends faintly onto the base colour on the shaded side. Sparse, light-coloured lenticels. The calyx is small and slightly opened, set in a shallow basin. The stem is very long and slender in a funnel shaped cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, often with a red stain under the skin. Very similar to the Crimson Beauty in flavour and texture.

Uses: Dessert

Origins: Developed by Richard Wellington at the New York State Agriculture Experiment Station, Geneva, New York (U.S.A.), crossing Early McIntosh with pollen from New York 845 (Red Canada x Yellow Transparent). Released in 1938.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Cold storage: Does not keep well.

Harvest: Ready for harvest at the start of the fourth period.

Status: dual

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 13

Alton

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