Order fulfilment occurs after harvest between April 1st - April 30th
Perfect for an English Cottage Garden
[Acid-medium; Sugar-high; Tannin-low]
Eating, Cider, Culinary
Sweet, Lemony, Juicy
- Shape: Medium-large, round
- Skin: Green with significant red blushes. Tough, somewhat greasy.
- Flesh: White, coarse, juicy
Sweet and tart with red-fruit flavours and some pleasing pear and lemon notes. Soft and very juicy, but not adversely so.
Peter Gideon of Excelsior, MN introduced the apple in 1861, naming it for his wife. Immense popularity as an English backyard tree after briefly reaching acclaim as one of the top grown apples in America.
- Precocity: Early
- Vigour: Below average, upright spreading
- Disease Tolerance: Poor
- Zone Hardiness: 3 (Map link)
- Pollination Group: III (Chart) (Diploid, Self-Fertile)
- Cropping: Biennial tendency, heavy crops
- Picking Season: September
- Storage: 1-2 mo
- Special Care: Grows well in cooler climates. Partial spur-bearing, brittle branches
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