Crawley Beauty

(striped and sour)


Found near Crawley in Sussex in about 1870, introduced in 1906 by J. Cheal and sons from Crawley. Award of Merit from RHS in 1912. The origin is unknown, it is identical with a French variety Nouvelle France, it is also similar to an American apple, Goldhanger.

Large, round to flat round, regular, flattened at base and apex. Slightly lopsided.
Pale green flushed with brownish crimson red, short broken bright crimson stripes.  Lenticels small but prominent white dots.  Skin smooth.

Cavity wide, deep and regular, can be lipped. Usually russeted. 
Stalk short, thick and stubby, can be swollen.
Basin wide, even and regular, colour goes into basin.
Eye large and wide open.
Sepals small, convergent, usually broken.
Flesh greeny white tinge, not juicy.  Generally regarded as a cooker but can be eaten as a dessert. A good keeper.

Tube funnel, Stamens marginal, Core axile

Tree vigorous and spreading

Flowering : This apple flowers very late.  Pollination Group H

Season : December to March