Originated from the village of Barnack, Cambridgeshire, UK c1840. Introduced by W & J Brown of Stamford c1870. Received the RHS Award of Merit in 1899 and a First Class Certificate in 1909. Medium sized, round to oval fruit. Bright orange-red flush and stripes over yellow skin. Some russet patches. Juicy and very crunchy yellow flesh. Quite sharp refreshing taste. Good keeper. Useful as a cooking apple as well as a dessert apple. Very spreading, hardy, tip bearing tree. Heavy cropper but with a tendency to produce small fruit. Ornamental tree with attractive blossom and colourful fruit. Does well on chalky soils.