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Crimson King

Cider apple 1
Dessert / Cider apple 2

Malus domestica Borkh.

Exhibited from Somerset in 1934. First recorded in 1895. Triploid. The large fruits are sometimes used for cooking as well as for cider production. Produces a vintage, acidic juice with no astringency and a light, fruity, good quality cider.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Conical 2
Size
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2

Accession No.
1979 - 158

  

Accession name
Crimson King
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1

Accession No.
1989 - 076

  

Accession name
Crimson King
Flowering time  ›››
28th April10% flowering
1st MayFull (80%) flowering
11th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid November 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
67.60 mm 1
Width
86.25 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register