Late Fall. Full bittersweet cider apple. Developed by Mr. Goddard of Boisguillaume, Rouen, France, probably mid-19th century. Introduced into England in 1884.
Small-to-medium roundish-conic yellow fruit mostly covered with a netting of golden russet and sometimes featuring a soft reddish blush.
Full bittersweet, high in bitterness and astringency. (SG 1.053–1.059, acidity 27%, tannin 64%) Combine with other late varieties. In the 1993 British text The Book of Apples, Joan Morgan and Alison Richards wrote that it “produces sweet, heavily astringent juice and full bittersweet cider often high in alcohol, fruity and good quality.”
Wide spreading vigorous tree with good branch angles. Scab resistant but said to be susceptible to fireblight. Blooms late season. Z4-7. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)