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Pollination group:


Synonyms: Magdalen, Magdalene, Saint Magdalene, St. Magelen

Identification: Medium size. Round, sometime lopsided. The base colour is green over which is maroon flush that covers the sun exposed face. Numerous russeted lenticels. The eye is medium size and partly open in a shallow and wide puckered basin. The stem is medium long, set in a deep and funnel shaped,russeted cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured with green tinges, fine grained, firm. sweet and slightly tart. Keeps three months in cold storage

Uses: dessert

Origins: NFC Found in about 1890 at Magdalen, Norfolk by H. Bridge. Introduced in 1924 by H. Goude. A chance seedling found in the orchards of H?? Bridge 1890 Wiggenhal St. Mary, near Downham Market

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright spreading tree. Bears fruit on spurs.

Ploidism: Self sterile. Group C Day 9

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to three months.

Harvest: Starting in the the first half of the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Dessert

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 9