Ben Davis apple

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A large variety of eating apple with a yellow and deep red marbled skin having yellowish-white flesh but little flavour. It is a well known southern apple, probably raised in Tennessee, Kentucky or Virginia around 1800. May also be used for culinary purposes. It is a late-season variety, picked from mid-October in South-East England. It keeps well and mellows on storage and is at its best from December to March. This apple has a huge number of synonyms.

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