A well known culinary apple that is hardy and suitable for growing in most parts of the UK. Apples can be large and flat round in shape. Though sharp in taste they are also pleasant to eat. When cooked apples break down to a puree with a milder flavour than Bramley.
On ripening the apples become up to three quarters flushed brownish red to bright red with golden base colour showing through. This flushing is often much less. It is a late apple picked in October that will store until March.
It is a vigorous variety thought to have been bred from Blenheim Orange & Dumelow’s Seedling in Derbyshire and introduced in 1887.
Pollination group – E Picking time – mid October Storage until – March