Small and somehow anonymous, magnana apple does its best not to stand out, but it is actually one of the most delicious among the old varieties, with its firm, compact, sweet and acidulous pulp. Out-of-hand it has nothing special, but after some months, from Christmastime on, it becomes excellent, perfectly preserving for six or seven months. It is winy red in colour, with a smooth skin and a white-greenish pulp. Harvest takes place between October and November: this was traditionally the last apple to be eaten.
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