Monday, 10 March 2014

Apple Scarlet Pimpernel

Syn ‘Starks Earliest’.
A pretty little shiny red early dessert apple, first introduced from the USA in 1944. Achieved greater popularity when re-named, but never as popular as luminaries such as Discovery or Beauty of bath.
Scarlet Pimpernel is a good, semi vigorous grower and early flowering, so pollinate with any ‘A’ or ‘B’ group flowering varieties such as Idared, James Grieve, Egremont Russet, Sunrise, Grenadier or Beauty of Bath.
The eating qualitites are crisp, juicy, slightly sweet and refreshing; ideal picked and eaten straight from the tree, this is a prolific bearing variety, not suited to the show bench because the fruits can be irregular, but a lovely garden tree to have and an ideal Apple variety for early season use. Pick from late July to Mid August.
Suits bush, half standard, dwarf pyramid, cordon, stepover, fan or espalier training.

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