This is one of the first apples to appear in Britain each season.
It was aptly named because it was a ‘chance discovery’ by an amateur grower and first marketed on a large scale in the 1970′s.
It was bred from the Worcester Pearmain and was the first apple to be grown commercially in Britain.
It is particularly attractive for its highly coloured bright red and greenish skin with contrasting hard, crisp white flesh which often has a pink tinge on the sunny side giving it a slight taste of raspberries.
Although crisp and light at first, it quickly softens so it must be eaten promptly after picking and best eaten straight from the tree.