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Identification: Medium tending to large size and round shape with ribbing on the faces as well as at the calyx. The skin is smooth and tough, washed completely with dark red, usually with some sparse russet netting.

Characteristics: The flesh is greenish white, often stained red next to the skin. Coarse-grained, somewhat firm. Juicy, sweet- tart and slightly aromatic.

Uses: Intended for eating fresh, but also makes flavourful pies.

Origins: Developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York (U.S.A.) during the early 1900s by crossing McIntosh with Cox's Orange Pippin. Released in 1957.

Cultivation: Vigorous, not cold hardy. Bears fruit on tips of one-year growth. Produces good crops on an annual basis. The fruit is prone to cracking.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to three months in cold storage.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible to scab, very susceptible to mildew and blight.

Harvest: Ready for harvest toward the end of the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Dessert, Eating, Pie

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 14

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID


Associated apples:

Type: Culinary, Eating

characteristics: The flesh is pale cream in colour. Very dense and crunchy. Mildly tart yet sweet. Look for hints of strawberry, pineapple, honey and floral notes.

Synonyms: Hastings (This is also the name of a British cider apple, see Hastings )

Apples with a similar sounding name:

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characteristics: The flesh is white, crisp. Juicy, sweet?sharp and fruity flavour.

Synonyms: Barre, Belle Fille, Hollande

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origins: possibly

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Type: Cider

origins: French origin. Described in 1948

Synonyms: Barre, Gros Barre. Also a synonym of the Calville Barre