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Pollination group:

Rosy Blenheim

Synonyms: Rosy Blenheim is sometime used as a synonym for Blenheim Orange but it is not the same apple.

Identification: Large and round. The base colour is yellow over which is a bright red blush and a pattern of broken red stripes on the sun-exposed face. The calyx is small and open, set in a wide, recessed basin. The stem is short and moderately stout, set in a deep and narrow, russetted cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, coarse-grained and soft. Sweet and perfumed.

Origins: An open-pollinated seedling of Cox’s Orange Pippin raised by F.W. Thorrington at Hornchurch, Essex (U.K.) in the early 1900s. The pollen parent is unknown. Introduced at the National Fruit Trials in 1925.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright spreading tree. Bears fruit on spurs.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: Thorrington's other apples from this cross are Rosy Blenheim , Sunburn , Francis , Ruby and Daniel Fele Renet .

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps three months.

Harvest: Early in the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Status: dessert

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 14