An aromatic flavoured russet apple with a flushed appearance. The creamy white flesh of the fruits is both firm and juicy. Freshly picked fruits can be a little tart but they mellow with storage - and this is an excellent variety for storage.
Originally this was named 'Winter King', but was renamed
Season of use October-April.
First introduced 1900, Berkshire.
Self-fertile - but pollination by another apple will maximise yield.
Grown on M26 rootstock for an ultimate (unpruned) height of 8-12ft (2.4-3.65m) but can easily be kept at a height of 6-8ft (1.8-2.4m).
Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.
Recommended by the RHS to assist in encouraging bats into the garden as the flowers are likely to attract moths and other night-flying insects which bats love to eat!