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Pollination group:

May Queen

Identification: Medium and round tending to conic. The skin colour is green over which is a dark red wash and a pattern of darker stripes. The eye is small and closed, set in a moderately wide and slightly deep basin. The stem is short and medium stout, set in a deep, funnel shaped cavity which is usually surrounded with a green russet.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, firm. Sweet, flavourful and slightly astringent. Keeps four months in cold storage.

Uses: dessert

Origins: Worcestershire UK 1888 Raised by Haywood of Worcester, England. First recorded in 1888. Introduced by Penwill’s. It received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1892.

Cultivation: Small, upright spreading tree. Bears fruit on spurs. Produces heavy crops ready for harvest in the middle of the FOURTH period.

Diseases: Resistant to scab.

Ploidism: Self sterile. Group D. Day 12.

Type(s): Dessert

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 12

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID


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Type: Dessert, Eating, Pie, Sauce

summary: Developed in New York State in the 1920s, this progeny of the McIntosh is a refreshing eating apple and makes great apple sauce.

Synonyms: Mekaun

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