A small attractive bright reddish purple apple with white sweet flesh. Ideal for lunchboxes. Heavy and regular bearer. This variety was popular as a commercial apple during the 1970's in Tasmania.
The story goes like this: about 1870 Mr Hawkins, the storekeeper at Shipwrights Point near Huonville imported 6 apple trees of unknown variety and sold them to a Mr Evans of Geeveston. One in particular appealed to Mr Evans and he named it Susan's Pride after his wife.
In 1908 a Mr Ashlin obtained scions of this variety and reworked 4 acres of his orchard to it, renaming it after his wife Fanny. It became an important local variety because of its good quality, colour and resistance to black spot. In 1970 127,000 boxes of Geeveston Fanny's were exported, but it's hard to find one today.
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|Ripening Time||March - April|
|Fertility||Needs a pollinator (produces viable pollen)|
|Growth Habit||Can be espaliered and kept to 1.5 - 2.5m. Free standing tree grows to around 2 -2.5m tall.|
|Chill Tolerance||Normal chill|
|Plant Sizes||Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted|
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