Introduced due to popular request but of variable flavour in the U.K. At its best it is sweet, juicy and refreshing. A highly coloured apple, the bright red flushes and stripes almost obliterate the soft yellow base colour. The pure white flesh is quite crisp for a red apple. Raised in the U.S.A. Introduced here in the mid 1800's. It is popular in America for pies and other culinary purposes because it is sweet and keeps its shape when cooked. The tree tends to have a drooping habit and is a heavy cropper. Harvest in early October and use from November until March. Pollinate with Redsleeves, Greensleeves, James Grieve, Red Windsor, Red Devil etc.