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

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

Origins: Specifically bred by Liz Copas and Ray Williams at the Long Ashton Research Station in Somerset (U.K.) to provide England's commercial cider industry with a wider range of bitter-sweets and bitter-sharp apples ripening earlier that the traditional varieties. Primary apple varieties used in this programme were Michelin , Dabinett , James Grieve Red and Worcester Pearmain and a total of 29 new varieties were developed between 1985 and 2003 with the final release offered in 2008. Popularly referred to as "The Girls" cider varieties since the majority were given female names.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the middle of the fourth period.

Juice character: Tannins greater than 0.2%, acidity greater than 0.45%

Juice classification: Bittersharp

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Cider


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Type: Cider

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

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

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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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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