Winter Quoining apple

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A name for Winter Pearmain, a very old, crisp dual-purpose variety of apple with good flavour, possibly dating from the 1600s. It has creamy yellow skin flushed with red and flecked with russet. It is thought to have been grown at Lyveden New Bield when owned by Sir Thomas Tresham who died in 1605. Slices keep their shape when cooked, making it good for tarts. It is better for eating after storage. This late-season variety is harvested from early October in South-East England and is at is best from October to January.

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