No need to contact us about the spelling, please, it was always (if erroneously) named this way! This early 19th-century variety is listed in Carters Catalogue for 1842 and described by D Guiheneuf in The Garden (1876) as “An English variety, readily distinguished from any other. It is said to have originated in Altrincham, a village in the vicinity of Chester.” It produces cylindrical roots, 20-50cm long, that taper towards their end. The orange flesh is crunchy and mild-flavoured.
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