An excellent medium-sized, mainly red eating apple, sweet, juicy and aromatic, with skin that is yellow flushed and striped with crimson. It was raised in Worcester County in Massachusetts and is recorded in 1844. It is quite soft and, when fresh, perfumed and sweet. It is a mid- to late-season variety, harvested from late September in South-East England, is stored and is at its best between October and December. In the United States it is more commonly known as Mother.