Apple from Scotland; sweet, crisp and juicy. First recorded 1883; pinkstained flesh in some years. Name is taken from a ploughman who was caught stealing apples and shot by the gamekeeper. His wife got the apples he had stolen but threw them on a rubbish heap and a seedling appeared - this one. It was rescued by a workman and since then has become well known.
compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
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