Believed to have originated as a seedling growing in a wood called Rankthorn in Cartmel Fell, Westmorland area in 19th C. The last known local tree grew at Whitebeck farm in the Lyth valley and although this tree has died, a graft was taken and the resultant young tree has been planted there. Mid-season dessert, pick from October for use though November. Trees vigorous. Fruit beautifully coloured with bold red stripes. Flesh soft white, sharp and juicy.