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Pollination group:

Arthur W. Barnes

Synonyms: A.W. Barnes

Identification: Large and round conic. Skin base colour is light green maturing to yellow over which is a red and orange flush with broken stripes. The eye is large and open, set in a shallow and wide, ribbed basin. The stem is medium long and somewhat slender, set in a medium deep and narrow, russeted cavity. The skin is smooth and has a greasy feel.

Characteristics: The flesh is greenish, fine?grained and crisp. Very juicy and tart.

Uses: Cooking apple that makes a wonderful lemon yellow, somewhat tart sauce.

Origins: Developed in 1902 by crossing a Gascoyne’s Scarlet with pollen from a Cox’s Orange Pippin and raised by N.F. Barnes, Head Gardener for the Duke of Westminster at Eaton Hall, Chester, Cheshire (UK). Marketed in 1928 by Clibrans nursery of Altrincham.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, spreading spur bearer.

Ploidism: Self sterile. Group C. Day 11.

8 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to two months.

Harvest: In the middle of the third period. Problems: Susceptible to mildew and blight.

Harvest period: 3

Type(s): Cooking, Sauce

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 11