|Origin||Old cultivar of Grasten Denmark, over 200 years.|
|Tree||Very vigorous, spreading.|
|Disease status||Very susceptible to the virus twist (flat limb, gnarl), moderately susceptible to scab and mildew.|
|Blossom and pollination||
Very early season.|
Earliblaze, Scotia. Triploid variety so will not reciprocate with pollen for pollinator variety. Red strains flower at same time but will not cross-pollinate each other.
|Fruit shape||Large flat conical.|
|Skin and flesh||
Striped red on part of surface.|
Crisp, juicy, flavour.
|Harvest and yield||
At Orange, end of January to early February; at Bilpin, late December.|
Ripens very unevenly over the tree.
|Storage||Short; short shelf life.|
Jackes - Red strain from Mr Jackes, Australia. Similar shape but sometimes a little smaller; striped red over 70–100% of surface; attractive.
Red - Virus-tested source. Similar to ordinary strain but often less flat; smooth red skin but not too blotchy.
Theissen - Red strain from Mr Theissen, Australia. Flat conical as for the ordinary strain; smooth red but not too blotchy.
This information forms part of Agfact H4.1.12 Apple varieties.