Found in a cottage garden in Crawley, Sussex in about 1870 and introduced in 1906 by nurserymen J. Cheal & Sons of Crawley. It appears to be identical with French variety Novelle France. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1912. Fruits have slightly coarse-textured, rather dry flesh with a subacid, slightly sweet flavour.
Pollination Group H
MM106 Maiden Potted, Graft on MM106 rootstock, Graft on M26 rootstock, Graft on M9 rootstock