Raised in 1956 by Gavin Brown, Bayfordbury. Herts. Merton Worcester x scab resistant seedling Jonathan x Malus robusta x Rome Beauty.
Medium size. Oblong slightly conical. King apple in sample almost Bramley shape. Irregular, lopsided, stalk leans towards smaller side in lopsided apples.
Yellow green, covered by crimson/scarlet flush and slightly darker broken stripes. Very prominent russet lenticels. Large pale spots and patches on shoulder. Russet cover varies but not enough russet to be classified as a reinette.
Cavity deep and narrow, a very small amount of russet in most, occasionally spreads over shoulder.
Stalk sturdy and above cavity.
Basin wide and shallow with some beading
Flesh slightly yellow, crisp with a good rich flavour
Tube cone, stamens median, Core axile
Large round plump seeds
Tree moderately vigorous
Flowering – flowers ornamental,Pollination Group D
Season : October to December