Origin Ireland recorded in Meath, 1802. Introduced by Robertson to England in 1892.
Small, neat, round to round conical, a little lopsided, flat base and apex.
Greenish yellow, going gold, slight orange brown flush with short orange (later in season dark red) stripes. Mostly covered with grey/brown russet. Lenticels large grey russet dots. The Lenticels appear as large raised bumps around the base.
Cavity deep, narrow and russeted.
Stalk stout and beyond cavity – mostly. Bultitude says ‘slender’)
Distinctive raised ‘bumps’ spreading out from cavity.
Basin shallow, russet lined, a little puckered.
Eye large, (Bultitude says ‘rather small’) open.
Sepals erect but mostly broken.
Flesh crisp, sharp, good flavour in October. Dry, white tinged green, a little tough.
Tube funnel, Stamens median, Core axile, closed
Tree upright and fairly vigorous.
Flowering Three days before Cox’s Orange Pippin with George Cave.
Season : November to January