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Pollination group:

Jolly Beggar

Summary: A prized early cooking apple that keeps its shape when baked.

Identification: Medium size, round. The skin is pale yellow, often streaked orange on the sun-exposed face and marked with scattered russet lenticels. The stem is short and set in a deep and wide cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, tender, juicy and sweet. Brisk and flavourful.

Origins: Raised by Dr. Lyell of Newburgh, Fife, on the east coast of Scotland. Introduced in 1858.

Cultivation: Vigorous, but tends to grow brushy trees. Precocious. Bears very heavy crops.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

8 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to two months in storage.

Harvest: Ready for harvest early in the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Status: culinary