Found in a cottage garden near Truro in the 18th C. An attractive Apple decorated in dark red stripes and flushes over a gold base, but the fruits were too uneven to find lasting commercial success. For the gardener however they have always been prized for their amazingly intense flavour which mellows and develops the slightly floral character of the name. The season is from early November to Jan/Feb. Crops at its best in the South. Pollinate with Duchesse Favourite, Somerset Red Streak, Greensleeves, Falstaff, Sunset etc.