The medium-sized roundish fruit is washed with vibrant purple-pink, overlaid with stripes of deep rusty red and covered with pink dots. The flesh has no acidity, perfect for those who don’t like ’em tart. Likely a good sweet component for fermented cider. Can be eaten from August to March although at its best in October.
Like its parent Northern Spy, it comes into bearing later than most varieties and keeps extremely well. In fact, we’ve been surprised at what a good storage apple it is. Tree is vigorous and grows upright.
It was a treat to meet Sally Dawson, Sal herself, some years ago. Apparently there was also a Sour Sal, but that one seems to have disappeared!
Blooms midseason. Z4.
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