Rated one of the very best. Raised by Mr Hale of Swan Pool, near Worcester, England. Believed to have been a Devonshire Quarrenden seedling. Introduced by Smith of Worcester in 1874 and soon becoming an important commercial variety in England. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1875. Fruits have firm, white, a little juicy flesh with a sweet and pleasant flavour. Leave to fully ripen on the tree for the strawberry flavour and colour to develop and eat soon after picking.
Bultitude J. (1983) Apples A Guide to the Identification of International Varieties. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
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Harvest Period: Feb - Mar
Pollination Group: PG3