- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Ultimate size on MM106 rootstock: 5.5 x 5.5m (18 x 18ft)
- Flowering period: March to April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Pollination Group: B - flowering early-mid season
Discovered in 1998 growing on Bardsey Island, the origins of this rare apple are said to date back to the 13th Century, when it may have been planted by monks at the (now ruined) abbey. Suitable for eating or cooking, the fruit has bold pink stripes over the creamy ribbed skin, a distinctive lemony scent and a fine, refreshing flavour. Since been propagated and grown on in a variety of locations, it has also proven to have exceptionally good resistance to many of the common diseases.
- Garden care: Keep the base of the tree weed free, fertilise at the beginning of each year and water regularly during hot, dry spells. Remove damaged or crossing branches during the dormant season.
- Pollination Information: This apple belongs to pollination group B, so you will need to plant one other different variety of apple to guarantee cross pollination, and a subsequent bumper crop. Ideally this should come from the same pollination group, however it is possible to use one from group A or C as well.