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Pollination group:

Morley’s Seedling

Identification: Large and round, often with pronounced angular sides. The base colour is green, usually but not alwasy washed red on the sun exposed face. The eye is large and open set in a medium deep, wide basin which is puckered and surrounded by a sharp crown. The stem is medium long and slender, set in a medium deep and funnel shaped cavity which is russeted.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, coarse?grained, firm and crisp.sharp. Slightly astringent.

Uses: Cooking. The slices hold their shape for a slightly tart and fruity pie.

Origins: Cambridgeshire UK 1928 Alfriston, Lane’s Prince Albert — Alfriston x Lane s Prince Albert, C. Morley, Ely, Camb England, prior to 1928 Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1928

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright spreading tree. Bears fruit on spurs. Ready for harvest in the middle of the second period.

Ploidism: Self sterile. Group D. Day 15.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to three months but starts to lose its flavour after about a month.

Harvest: In the middle of the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Cooking, Pie

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 15