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Pollination group:

All Doer

Summary: Ideal for making blended cider, the British apple also makes a sauce with a sweet honey-flavoured finish.

Identification: Large, round tending to conic, often with pronounced ribbing on the faces. Base colour is greenish yellow over which is a dull red wash marked with random darker strips on the sun exposed face. small, greyish lenticels.

Characteristics: The flesh is very pale green. Sweet-sharp with a honey flavour, but tends to be dry. Browns quickly.

Uses: Usually grown for cider but also widely used as a cooking apple.

Origins: Recorded as having originated in Devonshire (U.K.).

Cultivation: Upright spreading tree. Produces fruit on an annual basis with moderate crops. Tolerates damp but not wet conditions.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

8 weeks

Cold storage: Up to two months.

Vulnerabilities: Highly resistant to scab. Susceptible to canker.

Harvest: Ready for harvest at the beginning of the fifth period.

Juice character: Generally used for blending cider.

Juice classification: Sharp

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Cooking, Cider

Pollination group: B

Pollination day: 4