Merton Prolific apple

/MUR-tuhn proh-LI-fik/

A variety of green eating apple with deep red flush raised by Mr MB Crane for JI Merton in 1914 in London as a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and Northern Greening. It was introduced commercially in the United Kingdom in 1947 and received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit in 1950. This late-season variety is harvested from mid-October in South-East England and is at is best from December to February.