A good alternative to Bramley. The tree is diploid so is a pollinator of other apples, Bramley is triploid so does not pollinate other apples. Another advantage it has over Bramley is that it is not so vigorous, being a compact grower suitable for smaller gardens and responds well to being grown in restricted forms.
The large apples are sub acid requiring little or no sugar when cooked and can be eaten as a dessert apple by late winter. A relative newcomer being bred from Cox crossed with Lane’s Prince Albert at East Malling Research Station in the early 1960s. Skin pale green striped with orange red. A trouble-free variety. Heavy cropping.
Pollination group – C Picking time – late September Storage until – January