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Limelight

UK variety
Raised c1985 by H Erman, Faversham, Kent.
Discovery X Greensleeves.
It was introduced in 2000 by F W Matthews Nursery in Tenbury Wells, Worcester.

It has the shape and taste of Discovery (medium sized, round and slightly flattened in shape, crisp, juicy with the hint of strawberry flavour) but the colour of Greensleeves (greenish yellow or yellow, sometimes faint pink/orange flush).

Pick mid/late September, stores late September-December.

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All information relating to varieties, characteristics and descriptions is sourced from the following:

Bultitude, J. 1984. Apples: a guide to the identification of international varieties. London: Macmillan Press.

Morgan, M. and Richards, A. 2002. The new book of apples. London: Ebury Press.

National Fruit Collection public access database at Brogdale Farm, Kent.

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