The apple has a subacid, sweet, rather 'floral' flavour, very similar to that of the redfleshed sops-in-wine described elsewhere on this site. The red flesh colouration is temperature dependent; the apple is not a reliable redfleshed fruit because the colour only occurs when the days are warm and the evenings are cool.
So in Stockholm the flesh is crimson; in England it is usually off-white or pale pink if June and July are warm.
The apple is noteworthy because the flavour is very pleasant, the texture is soft, and there is very little acidity, which is the predominant fault with many redfleshed fruit.
The blossom, wood, young leaves and pips are all red. The fruits are small; flattened conical to conical; maximum diameter usually about 2½ inches. The apples are early mid-season, and keep for a few days before the flavour goes flat and the texture goes mealy.
The tree is a good pollinator of other varieties. It appears unwilling to set fruit when pollinated by certain mother varieties, for example Aerlie Redflesh (Hidden Rose). The blossom is very pretty, and this tree with its striking reddish young leaves would be worth growing for its foliage and flowers.
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