(striped and sour)
Raised by Mr Taylor in Kings Newton, Melbourne, Derbyshire from a Blenheim Orange x Dumelow’s Seedling cross. Introduced 1887 by Messrs Pearson and Co., received a RHS First Class certificate also in 1887.
Large. Flat round to round, regular, sometimes a little lopsided.
Yellow base, three quarters flushed brown red, becoming bright scarlet and developing stripes of crimson red. Lenticels conspicuous white or russet dots. Greasy when stored.
Cavity shallow, sometimes a little russet.
Stalk short and stout with a characteristic swelling on the king fruits – the Newton Bump.
Basin wide and deep.
Eye large, fully open.
Sepals often broken, broad and reflexed.
Flesh creamy/green, cooks to a fluff. Good acid flavour.
Tube deep funnel, Stamens median to marginal, Core axile
Flowering two days after Bramley’s Seedling with Coronation and Encore.
Season : November to March