Really a cooking apple, Betty Geeson is flattish in shape, yellow skin flushed red on sunny side and distinct ribbing around base. A good culinary apple, sharp & crisp early on in the season becoming softer with storage and developing a slightly greasy skin.
Not a vigorous grower, no where near as vigorous as Catshead or Bramley. No doubt raised by Betty Geeson from a pip it was grown extensively in the midlands until superseded by Newton Wonder and now Bramley.
Pollination group – C Picking time – late September Storage until – January