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Pollination group:

Arthur Turner

Synonyms: Turner's Prolific

Identification: Large to very large, round-conic in shape with distinctly angular sides. Skin colour is green to yellow over which is a light brownish-pink flush. The calyx is small and partly open, set in a narrow, shallow, lightly puckered basin which is surrounded by a knobbed crown. The stem is short and stout, set in a deep and narrow, russeted cavity. The skin tends to be tough.

Characteristics: The flesh is pale cream in colour and coarse-grained. Dry and sharp.

Uses: Primarily a cooking apple, it makes a delightfully sweet-tart, yellow sauce.

Origins: Raised by nursery owner Charles Turner (Turner's Royal Nurseries) of Slough, Berkshire (U.K.), and introduced in 1915. Originally called Turner's Prolific, it was renamed the Arthur Turner at that time in honour of his son, Arthur. There appears to be no record of its parentage.

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright spur bearer.

Ploidism: Diploid. Partially self-fertile.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to four months.

Vulnerabilities: Resistant to scab but somewhat prone to mildew.

Harvest: Starting in the latter half of the third period. Fruit hangs well on tree during harvest.

Harvest period: 3

Type(s): Cooking, Culinary, Sauce

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 8

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID