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Jersey Black

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in New Jersey, USA. It was recorded in 1817. Fruits have crisp, rather coarse flesh with a sweet, subacid, aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Black American, Black Apple, Black Apple of America, Black Jersey, Dodge's Black, Small Black
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Father to:
Macoun

Accession No.
1952 - 130

  

Accession name
Jersey Black
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
73.45 mm 1
Width
82.23 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
medium-strong 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
mottled/solid flush 1
Russet
very low 1
Crunch
crumbly 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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