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Golden Spire

Culinary / Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Found in about 1850 in Lancashire by Richard Smith of Worcester who also introduced it. Fruits have coarse, crisp flesh with an acid and astringent flavour.

Synonyms:
Tom Matthews
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Father to:
Peggy's Pride
Shape
Ellipsoid 2
Size
medium 2
Height
67.50mm 2
Width
63.50mm 2
Ribbing
strong 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
2000 - 039

  

Accession name
Golden Spire
Flowering time  ›››
30th April10% flowering
5th MayFull (80%) flowering
12th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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