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Pollination group:

Westfield Seek-No-Further

Other names: Connecticut Seek-No-Farther (this is also a synonym for Yellow Bellflower), Marietta Seek-No-Further, New England Seek-No-Farther, New England Red, Red Winter, Red Winter Pearmain, Red Seek-No-Farther, Russet Seek-No-Farther, Seek, Westfield. Also simply Seek-No-Farther which is used as a synonym for King of the Pippins, Mountain Boomer and Yorkshire Greening.

Identification: Medium size and round to round conic. Smooth skin is thick and the base colour is yellow or yellowish green with bright red flushes on the sun exposed face. Broken stripes of carmine. Distinct, large light coloured spots. Russeted lenticels. Ripe apples tend to be covered with a blueish bloom that is easily washed off. The stem is long and slender and set in a deep and narrow cavity. A patch of russet around the stem cavity radiates halfway onto the face of the apple.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish white, fine grained, cri dense and juicy. Somewhat tart, very aromatic and distinctly spicy. Look for honey, pear and citrus notes and a vanilla aftertaste.

Uses: A fresh eating apple. Also makes good apple sauce and juice.

Origins: Originated in the Connecticut River Valley near Westfield, Massachusetts, before 1750. Widely available in the markets of New York City during the early 1900s.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, spreading tree. Prefers cool summers. Hangs well on the tree.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to three months.

Harvest: In the first half of the fourth period. Fruit hangs well at maturity.

Status: dessert

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 12

Flowers: White

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