This is a very unusual dessert apple from America, spotted and photographed by a friend at the Malvern Fruit Show in 2011.
Like the Spenser Seedless, it has flowers with no petals, and the fruit have no seeds and no real core.
This apple forms without the need for pollination by bees; in fact without needing to be pollinated at all.
The fruit has an unusual shape, with a 'waist', and is yellow-green with a crimson flush.
The flesh is reportedly quite sweet, with a mild pleasant taste. Pick in October; stores until December.
Pictures (click on small images for detail):
To see photos of apple blossom with no petals, please see the Spenser Seedless page.
compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website; photo from Sally Cunningham.
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