Another of the older culinary apples that was no doubt displaced by Bramley. It dates from 1908 when it was introduced by Roweâ€™s nursery of Worcester.
Having been first recorded in 1902 it is thought to be a Blenheim Orange X Golden Noble and won a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Merit in 1903.
As a tree it is late to flower and could thus be a good choice for a frost pocket. It is ripe for picking in mid October with a use season from December to April so historically valuable for keeping.
The trees are hardy, scab resistant and good spur bearers. It makes a good garden tree due to a neat, upright growth pattern, although it can be slow to crop especially on the larger rootstocks.
The flesh is white, firm and juicy if a little coarse beneath a thick skin. It cooks down to a good puree.
Early 20th Century