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Synonyms: Marketed as Paulared and Paula Red. Often called Early Mac.

Identification: Medium size and round. The yellow base colour is almost entirely covered by a bright red wash and marked with abundant, large, light-coloured lenticels. The stem is long and slender, set in a shallow, wide cavity which is sometimes russetted. The calyx is small, closed an set in a rippled, shallow and wide basin.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, medium-grained, crisp and firm. Juicy, sweet-tart, winey and strawberry flavours.

Uses: Cooking and fresh eating, wonderful apple sauce, flavourful pies.

Origins: A chance seedling found in 1960 by Lewis Arends of Sparta, Michigan (U.S.A.) at the perimeter of an orchard of McIntosh apples. Named for his wife, Pauline, and introduced in 1968.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous. Partial tip bearer. Biennial. Fruit set needs to be thinned to encourage annual crops and for size.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: Similar in appearance and flavours to Tydeman's Early Worcester which is also a progeny of McIntosh.

Cold storage: Does not store well.

Vulnerabilities: Somewhat susceptible to fire blight.

Harvest: During the last half of the third period. Hangs well on the tree when mature. Disease:Resistant to rust and mildew, susceptible to scab and very susceptible to fireblight.

Harvest period: 3

Type(s): Cooking, Eating, Pie, Sauce

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 9

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