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Pollination group:

Tregonna King

Synonyms: Bacon Apple, Lady Bacon

Identification: Medium to large, round and somewhat conic. The base colour is green maturing to golden yellow, flushed orange and marked with deep pink stripes. Russet lenticels.

Characteristics: Sharp when first picked but becoming sweet after six weeks in storage.

Uses: When first harvested, it tends to be sharp and is used primarily as a cooking apple, but turns sweet after several weeks in storage.

Origins: Originated in the area of Rezare which is near Launceston in Cornwall (U.K.) and marketed by Tregonna Nurseries in Padstow. Possibly a seedling or mutation of King of the Pippins which it closely resembles.

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright when young, but tends to become droopy with age. Biennial with heavy crops. Tolerates somewhat moist soils.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Up to four months

Vulnerabilities: Prone to canker.

Harvest: In the first half of the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Cooking, Cider, Dessert

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 14