Katy or Katja


Raised in Sweden at the Balsgard Fruit Breeding Institute in 1947 from James Grieve x Worcester Pearmain.  Selected in 1955, introduced in 1966 and named in 1968.

Medium to small.  Round conical to conical, regular, slightly five crowned.  Well rounded, flattened at base, distinct taper into apex
Green/yellow almost completely flushed bright crimson scarlet.  Skin smooth but not shiny. Lenticels very inconspicuous.

Cavity medium width and depth, regular, small amount of russet.
Stalk long and stout, to one side, well beyond base.
Basin narrow and shallow, skin pinched into Eye, usually beaded.
Eye closed.
Sepals small and narrow
Flesh white and juicy. reasonable flavour.
Tough skin.

Tube cone, Stamens median, Core axile

Tree upright spreading, needs thinning, hardy

Flowering two days before Cox’s Orange Pippin with Discovery and Fortune

Season : September to early October.
Like most with a Worcester parent this does not keep and can go ‘woolly’ fairly quickly.