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King Byerd

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Synonyms:
King Bayard
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
large 2
Ribbing
medium-strong 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1954 - 051

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1954 from Cornwall. Fruits have firm, crisp, fine flesh with a subacid and slightly sweet flavour.

Accession name
King Byerd
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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