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Medieval Fruit Varieties

Variety: Royale d'Angleterre (1665)

Fruit: size large, W66 x L76 mm; shape tall, conic, convex, ribbed, one rib generally prominent; skin greenish yellow flushed brownish red, streaked red, russet specks and markings; flesh tender, crisp, yellowish tinged green; flavor sweet, subacid perfumed; harvest season mid to very late.

[Source: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (15 May 2011) ]