Attractive mid-season to late apple, resembling Blenheim but slightly smaller. Flavour is similar to Blenheim; rich and juicy but without the nutty overtones; ready end-Oct. The blossom is late.
This apple is said to ripen well in areas where the season is short. Stalk often short and knobbly.
First picture shows fruit at the Church Stretton Apple Day in 2007; mid-Oct; second and third pictures are from Croft, Leicestershire, first week in November 2011.
Additional info. from Deacon's catalogue: Large new attractive apple with red stripes; keeps well in storage; until April in cold store. Cox flavour. Flowers late, avoiding frost. Award of Merit by RHS, 1980.
Warning - the tree is triploid. This means it should not be planted on its own.
Pictures (click on small images for detail):
compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
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