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Pollination group:

Beauty of Hants

Synonyms: Offine Seedling, Ofine

Identification: Large, round conic, sometimes oblong and flattened at the ends. The base colour is yellowish green maturing to pale yellow over which are wide, broken red stripes and patches of russeting. Large russet lenticels. The eye is large and open, set in a wide and somewhat deep, lightly puckered basin which may be russeted. The stem is usually short and thick, set in a medium wide, medium deep cavity which is russeted.

Characteristics: The flesh is creamy white, fine textured, soft and juicy. Aromatic and flavourful like the Blenheim Orange.

Uses: Eating apple

Origins: Grown from the seed of an open pollinated Blenheim Orange and raised the garden of Mrs. Eyre Crabbe at Basset, Southampton (U.K.) before 1850.

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright spreading spur bearer.

Diseases: Susc

Ploidism: Self sterile. Group D. Day 13.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to three months. Skin becomes greasy.

Harvest: Starting late in the SEPTEMBER period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Eating

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 13