Malus domestica. Rootstock MM106. Group 2. Culinary. Also known as Merlin’s Apple. From a tree growing on Bardsey Island off the North Wales coast; it stands in the garden of a house built by Lord Newborough in the 1870’s. Creamy-yellow with pink stripes, the fruit stores well until Christmas and also cooks to a straw coloured fluff. Eventual height 3 to 3.5 metres. Maiden tree available from November until March.