Annie Elizabeth apple

/AH-nee eh-LI-zuh-beth/

A large, crisp, acid cooking apple with excellent storage qualities raised around 1857 in Leicester by Samuel Greatorex who named it after his daughter who died in 1868, probably a cross between Blenheim Orange and Bess Pool. The golden skin is flushed, striped and speckled with pinkish-red and it retains its shape when cooked. It gained the Royal Horticultural Society First Class Certificate in 1868. This apple also produces a pretty blossom. It is a late-season apple harvested from early- to mid-October in South-East England, is stored and is at its best between November and April.

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