DescriptionRaised in Grantham, Lincolnshire in 1853 by Mrs Peasgood, this was described as 'one of the most handsome apples in cultivation' by the RHS Fruit Committee in 1872. Certainly the golden fruit overlaid with bright red stripes are a fine sight in September. When eaten fresh these are brisk and juicy with a strong sweet aroma. Cooks to a sweet delicately flavoured puree, or else makes a fine baked apple. A first-class dual purpose variety with heavy crops of large fruits. Very hardy, but the blossom can suffer from late frost damage so not a good choice for a very cold or exposed site.
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