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Pollination group:

Maclean's Favourite

Synonyms: Maclean’s Favorite

Identification: Medium to large size, conic with angular sides.. The base colour is green maturing to yellow over which is a red wash overlaid with a pattern of darker red stripes on the sun exposed face. The calyx is moderately large and closed in a shallow basin surrounded by an even crown. The stem is short and moderately stout, set in a deep, funnel shaped cavity which is usually lightly russetted.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, crisp and Sweet-sharp and refreshing with a pineapple flavour.

Uses: Victorian dessert apple still grown today.

Origins: Raised by Dr. Allan Maclean, of Colchester, Essex (U.K.) 1820

Cultivation: Weakly vigorous, upright spreading tree. Bears fruit on the tips. Produces abundant crops.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps three months in cold storage.

Vulnerabilities: Prone to canker.

Harvest: Ready for harvest early in the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Dessert

Pollination group: E

Pollination day: 16