They are shaped more like pears than apples. The skin has yellow, smooth, waxy skin covered by dark red blushes and russeting.
Inside the apple is white, though just below the skin the flesh is reddish. It is tart, and relatively crisp.
Discovered before the beginning of the 1800s at Yarlington, North Cadbury, Somerset, England. A seed from an apple had rooted amongst the stones at the mill in Yarlington. Someone moved a few of the stones to let the tree develop. The tree was propagated throughout the south-west of England by cuttings.
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Yarlington has held a Royal Charter since 1315 allowing a market each week and a fair three days a year. Though discontinued in 1900, it was revived in 1986.