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Knobby Russet

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Brought to notice in 1820 by Haslar Capron of Midhurst, Sussex, England. Fruits have firm, rather dry flesh with a fairly strong flavour.

Synonyms:
Knobbed Russet, Old Maid's, Old Maids, Winter, Winter Apple, Winter Russet
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
51.00mm 2
Width
64.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Orange 2
Russet
very high 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1945 - 192

  

Accession name
Knobby Russet
Flowering time  ›››
30th April10% flowering
6th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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