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Synonyms: Burgandy

Identification: Medium to large size, round tending to conic. The skin is thin and glossy; base colour is bright pink over which are heavy flushes of dark burgundy.

Characteristics: The flesh is creamy white with a good deal of red stain next to the skin. Crisp, firm and fine textured. Juicy and sweet, sprightly with good flavour.

Uses: A refreshing, sprightly fresh eating apple.

Origins: Developed by R.D. Way and R.C. Lamb at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York (U.S.A.), by crossing Monroe with NY 18491 (Macoun x Antonovka). Released in 1974.

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright spreading tree. Bears fruit on spurs. Starts to produce quite young and provides annually. Low uniformity in the apples, best for farm gate operations or personal use.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Cold storage: Keeps up to a month in storage.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the middle of the third period, but be aware that the apples colour up quite early and are often mistakenly picked under-ripe. The fruit hangs well at ripeness.

Harvest period: 3

Status: dessert

Apples with a similar sounding name:

Burr Knot
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is pale yellow, tender and juicy, quite tart.

Synonyms: Bute’s Walking?stick, Bide’s Walking?Stick

Type: crabapple

Origins: USA