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Pollination group:

American Grindling

Identification: Large tending to very large, round and angular. The green base colour is flushed dull red on the sun-exposed face. Light coloured, faint lenticels. The calyx is closed and small, set in a ribbed, medium deep and wide basin which is surrounded by an irregular, knobbed crown. The stem is short and slender, set in a shallow, wide cavity. The skin is tough and has a greasy feel.

Characteristics: The flesh is tan coloured, coarse-grained, soft. Dry and acidic.

Uses: A cooking apple which makes a brisk, lemon yellow sauce.

Origins: Originated in the U.S.A. Mentioned in A.F. Barron's 1883 "British Apples Illustrated."

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous.

Ploidism: Self sterile. Group D Day 15

4 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to a month.

Harvest: Toward the end of the third period, sometimes the beginning of the fourth.

Harvest period: 3

Type(s): Cooking, Culinary, Sauce

Pollination group: E

Pollination day: 18