Raised late 19th century by notary J H Th van den Hamm of Lunteren, Veluwe, North west Arnhem in the Netherlands, from Alant seedling. Introduced 1899 at National exhibition of seedling fruits staged by Lunteren Horticultural Society.
Large. Tall, oblong, flatsided, some rounded, some more angular. 3/5 in sample were lopsided.
Green going golden yellow, finally developing slight orange flush with indistinct stripes and specks.
Lenticels green dots on yellow, not very noticeable.
Cavity deep and narrow with a little russet.
Stalk medium, to top of cavity or just beyond.
Basin wide, moderately deep but varies.
Eye large and closed
Sepals long and convergent with tips reflexed.
Flesh sweet, crisp, creamy flesh when ripe. The New Book of Apples says ‘Large ‘tasty’ apple still sought by Dutch enthusiasts. In England sweet, crisp and pleasantly savoury’.
Tube long funnel, Stamens median to marginal, Core open
Flowering four days before Cox’s Orange Pippin
Season October to January