Lane's Prince Albert Apples
Lane's Prince Albert are large-sized apples with yellow skin that have an orangey-red flush over it.
The crisp, juicy flesh is white, with just a hint of green in it.
Lane's Prince Albert Apples are cooking apples and for the most part, holds their shape when cooked, making them good for pies.
When cooked to a sauce, the sauce comes out lemon-yellow coloured.
Lane's Prince Albert Apples were developed in Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, England, 1850 (some say before 1841.) They were introduced in 1857 by a Mr Thomas Squire. He named it first Victoria and Albert, then later a Mr. John (or Henry) Lane, a nursery man who sold trees commercially, renamed the apples Lane's Prince Albert.
Lane's Prince Albert is the apple that appeared on the "Apple Harvest" crockery collection put out by Portmeirion starting in 2005.
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