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Synonyms: There is also a red-fleshed cider apple by the name Maggie released in 2008.

Summary: A Gloucestershire (U.K.) cider apple, highly regarded in the late 1800s.

Identification: Small, round, flattened and often uneven. The skin base colour is yellow, blushed red on the sun-exposed face and marked with abundant russet lenticels. The stem is slender and short, set in a narrow and deep cavity. The calyx is open, set in an irregular basin.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, tannic and highly acidic.

Uses: Cider

Origins: Listed as a Gloucestershire (U.K.) cider apple in "The Fruit Manual" (published in 1884) by Robert Hogg. He also lists in in his "The Apple and Pear as Vintage Fruits" (published in 1886) as being "A Gloucestershire cider apple of fair repute."

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: There is also a contemporary cultivar by the name Maggie developed by Liz Copas at Long Ashton.

Juice classification: Sharp

Type(s): Cider


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Type: Eating

characteristics: The flesh is white, moderately juicy, tart and mildly aromatic with a full bodied flavour. Will keep for fo months in cold sotrage.

Synonyms: Originally known as Cultivar MC?38 but subsequently trademarked as Crimson Win ...

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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is white. Juicy and sweet. Keeps two months in cold storage.

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Type: Cider

summary: A red-fleshed British cider apple developed in Somerset by Liz Copas and released in 2008.

Synonyms: There is also a heritage Gloucestershire cider apple known as Maggie .

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characteristics: The flesh is red marbled with white. Fine-grained. Sweet tart flavour.

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origins: Finland released 1980. A cross of Melba with pollen from Huvitus