(green and sour)
Raised in Southwell, Nottinghamshire between 1809 and 1813. First exhibited in 1876 and received a First Class certificate from the RHS in 1893.
Large, flat round, irregular. Shape all variations on flat round.
Green but can develop flush and stripes later in a garden or orchard (not in the supermarket!) Skin becomes very greasy when stored.
Cavity deep and wide, russeted.
Stalk short and stout, within cavity.
Basin very wide and medium depth, ribby, puckered, sometimes beaded.
Eye large, closed or partly open.
Sepals broad and downy.
Flesh green white, acid, ideal cooker.
Tube wide cone, can sometimes look almost like a funnel, Stamens median, Core axile but open.
Tree very vigorous
Flowering one day after Cox’s Orange Pippin. Triploid and needs two pollinators. Pollination Group D
Season : November to February