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Pollination group:

Mountain Rose

Summary: When grown in sunny conditions, the flesh is often red.

Identification: Small, conic. Green maturing to lemon yellow with a faded red blush on the sun exposed face, marked with tan lenticels. The skin is tender, tending to bruise easily.

Characteristics: Yellow to bright red flesh, is tender, crisp and juicy. Sweet tart with berry and lemon flavours.

Uses: Can be eaten fresh or baked in pies and crisps. Great for apple sauce and jelly.

Origins: Discovered growing in the area of Mount Hood, Ashe County, Oregon (U.S.A.). Patented by Eric Schwartz in 2001. May be a mutation of Airlie Red Flesh .

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: Very similar to the Airlie Red Flesh.

20 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to five months in cold storage.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible to scab.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the early part of the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Eating, Jelly, Pie, Sauce

Flowers: pink