Oaken Pin

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Oaken Pin
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Information About the Oaken Pin

Origin: Exe Valley, Devon
Growth Characteristics: Upright, medium vigor Disease resistance, some resistance to codlin moth, prone to mildew Flowering period - early May. Blossom features - Cropping - light cropper Disease Resistance: Some scab resistance, prone to canker on weaker rootstocks.
Fruit: Size - medium 45-55mm Shape - oval/conical, elliptical distinctive Stem - long thick projecting distinctly. Cavity - shallow. Eye basin - ribbed, open. Calyx - open. Sepals - green reflexed/tips Skin – smooth, dry. Colour - pale yellow. Flush - always >third pink/orange diffuse, bright red short stripes. Lenticels - conspicuous, small, grey. Russet - slight stem only. Skin chewy. Flesh –colour - creamy yellow. Taste – sweet, aromatic. Texture - dry crisp firm. Aroma – scented, slight.
Picking Season: Oct
Storage: > 2 months
Uses: Dessert: Sweet and aromatic Juice: Sweet sub acid pinkish yellow, honey aroma
Recommendations: A distinctive shape, like a keg. Once very common on Exmoor.
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