Hoary Morning is an old Somerset variety dating back to the early 1800s. It is a particularly beautiful apple, with bright pink and crimson stripes over golden yellow. The name refers to the soft hoary appearance on the skin, like that of a peach. It has a sweet, rich flesh and will keep its shape when cooked, making it a useful dual-purpose apple. It also has excellent disease resistance making it popular with organic growers, and if stored correctly will keep through to the spring.