Discovered by Patrick Flanagan, gardener to Sir Thomas Hare Stowe Hall, Downham, Norfolk Introduced to the RHS in 1820. Believed to be ‘Drap D’Or’ from France.
Medium to large. Round/slightly conical, very regular and even.
No ribs. Distinctly flattened at base and slightly flattened at apex.
Green becoming clear golden yellow, will finally develop slight very slight orange flush, no stripes. Lenticels conspicuous green/grey russet dots. Skin smooth, becoming greasy.
Cavity narrow, medium to deep, lined with russet.
Still green in cavity when fruits are golden yellow.
Stalk short and stout.
Basin wide, shallow. Skin ribbed into eye, some beading.
Eye closed to half open.
Sepals broad and short
Flesh yellow tinged when ripe, fairly juicy, cooks to a fluff.
Tube long funnel shape, Stamens marginal, Core axile, closed or open
Tree vigorous, wide spreading, inclined to tip bearing
Flowering four days after Bramley’s Seedling with Annie Elizabeth and Dumelow’s Seedling
Season : October to December