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Seek-No-Farther

Other names: This name is also used as the synonym for King of the Pippins, Mountain Boomer, Westfield Seek-No-Farther and Yorkshire Greening.

Identification: Medium size, conic. The skin is yellowish green which is washed with red and marked with crimson streaks and covered with a fine russet coat on the sun exposed face. There are red streaks on the shaded face as well, but the base colour shows through between them. The lenticels are large, star shaped and russet which are abundant over the surface. The stem is short and thick, set in a deep and round cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, fine-grained, crisp. Juicy, sweet and very nutty, vanilla, caramel flavours. Unique.

Uses: An excellent eating apple. When used in baking, the slices keep their shape and become yellow. Also used for cider.

Origins: Originated in the Monmouthshire area of southeastern Wales (U.K.) possibly 1500s or earlier and called Gwell No Mil meaning "better than a thousand." Described in Robert Hogg's "The Fruit Manual" published in 1884.

Cultivation: Vigorous

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to three months in storage

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the fourth period. Flavours peak after one month in storage.

Status: dessert


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