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Ralls, also known as Ralls Janet, Ralls Genet, and dozens of other names. Beach notes (in 1905) First known about this variety is that trees were growing on the farm of M. Caleb Ralls in Amherst county, Virginia, something over a hundred years ago. Medium size and roundish-oblate in shape, the greenish-yellow skin is flushed, mottled, and streaked with various hues of pink, red and crimson over one-half or more of the surface. Yellow, or russet, and white dots, are conspicuous, and scarfskin may be present on some fruit. The yellowish flesh with a greenish tinge is dense, crisp, and tender with a tart-sweet balance of flavor. When cut, the flesh exudes a sweet aroma. Moderately vigorous trees have an open framework with twiggy growth that is brushy, which makes it difficult to prune. Ralls produces good fruit under a low spray program but has a slight susceptibility to scab and bitter rot. Blossom fireblight is its major disease problem, but the set and production is not affected. Should be thinned to avoid June drop. Stores well and ripens in Virginia the first week of October.